Courses in Russian (Division 466)


102. First-Year Russian, Continued. Russian 101 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed 103, 111, or 112. (4). (FL).

In this course, the sequel to Russian 101, students complete their survey of Russian grammar, expand their vocabulary and learn to express themselves in Russian about topics of interest including Russian and Soviet history and culture. The class is conducted entirely in Russian and is supplemented by video shows and slide shows. Classes meet ten hours per week, students are expected to spend at least two hours a week listening to tapes in the language lab and should expect approximately 25 hours of homework a week; in order to cover the material required for students choosing to go on to 203 in Summer term. Texts: RUSSIAN, 3rd edition, Ben Clark; Course pack of supplementary materials (including excerpts from Libson) available at Kinko's on East Liberty. Students entering 102 should have already covered the following concepts in their first term: the printed and cursive alphabets, reduction of unstressed vowels, basic intonation patterns, gender of nouns, agreement of noun/adjective, hard/soft endings of nouns in the nominative case, nominative case plural, accusative singular, prepositional singular, accusative plural inanimate cases of nouns, adjectives and pronouns, past and future tenses (imperfective only) of personal and impersonal constructions, the modals "nado" and "nuzhno" and genitive case for personal pronouns only, distinction between multidirectional and unidirectional verbs of motion.

355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit twice.

Students develop a term-long reading and writing project on a topic or topics in Russian literary or linguistic studies, in consultation with a member of the faculty. Readings usually include substantial amounts of Russian. Weekly meetings with the supervisor may be conducted in English or Russian. Writing assignments made according to the number of credit hours elected, but must correspond to the writing expectations of upper-level department courses. [WL:5, Permission of instructor required) (Makin)


491. Senior Honors Course. Approval of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). 491 and 492 may be elected for a total of 6 credits.

The first half of the two-term Honors course. Honors students, working in consultation with the Honors adviser and a thesis supervisor conduct research on an area of literary or linguistic studies. By the end of 491 the students should have a detailed bibliography and a prospectus for a thesis. Regular meetings with the adviser and participation in an informal seminar are expected. Studies continue with 492. (Makin)

Slavic Surveys(Division 474)

396/Econ. 396/REES 396/Poli. Sci. 396/Hist. 333/Soc. 393. Survey of Eastern Europe. (4). (SS).

See REES 396. (J. Fine)

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