Courses in RUSSIAN (DIVISION 466)

203. Second-Year Intensive Russian. Russian 102 or 103 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 201 or 202. (LR).

An intensive course meeting twenty hours a week, this course covers the material which is usually covered in two terms in 201 and 202. Special emphasis is placed on speaking, comprehension, and vocabulary building. The course is conducted in Russian and is especially recommended for students who intend to concentrate in Russian Language and Literature or in Russian and East European Studies. Students should expect approximately 50 hours of homework per week (including language lab assignments). Texts: MAKING PROGRESS IN RUSSIAN, Davis & Opprendek; WORKBOOK TO DAVIS & OPPRENDEK; Course pack of supplementary materials available at Kinko's Copies on East Liberty; GETTING AROUND TOWN: SITUATIONAL DIALOGUES IN RUSSIAN, Slava Paperno. Students entering 203 should already have been introduced to the entire Russian grammar (especially to all the case endings, singular and plural) and should have completed one of the standard first year textbooks, such as RUSSIAN, RUSSIAN FOR EVERYBODY, BEGINNING RUSSIAN, or RUSSIAN STAGE ONE. Students who have not completed such a textbook in their first year course are best advised to take Russian 102 in the Spring term before beginning the second year course in Summer term.

355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature. Permission of instructor. (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, or any other graduate faculty)

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

The second half of the two-term Honors course. Honors students, working in consultation with the Honors advisor and a thesis supervisor, complete the research begun in 491 and write an Honors thesis on a topic in Russian literary or linguistic studies. The thesis should be 50-100 pages in length, and of an advanced scholarly character. Regular meetings with the thesis supervisor are essential, substantial re-writing of draft chapters is to be expected, and an oral defense may be required. (Makin or other graduate faculty.)


Courses in Armenian

173/Armenian 173. Intensive First-Year Armenian. IIIB in Yerevan, Soviet Armenia. (8). (LR).

See Armenian Studies 173.

273/Armenian 273. Intensive Second-Year Armenian. Armenian 171-172 or equivalent. IIIB in Yerevan, Soviet Armenia. (8). (LR).

See Armenian Studies 273.

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