SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Courses in Russian (Division 466)

Language

101. First-Year Russian. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103 or 111. (4). (FL).

Students are taught the basics of Russian pronunciation, reading, and writing system and gain practice in basic aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on class room work, language lab attendance, quizzes, three written hourly exams and a two hour final including an oral section. The class is conducted primarily in Russian, and a number of activities, including video screenings of Russian news broadcasts and slide presentations provide an introduction to Russian media and culture.

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. Cost:1 WL:2 (Makin)

Literature

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.


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