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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in Russian (Division 466)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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Russian 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 may 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 credits elected, but must correspond to the writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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Russian 491. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of Russian 491 and 492.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The first half of the two-term Honors course. Honors students, working in consultation with the Honors advisor 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 supervisor are expected. Studies continue with 492.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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Russian 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 may 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 credits elected, but must correspond to the writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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Summer Half-Term Courses

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Russian 103/RC Core 193. Intensive First-Year Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 102, 111, or 112. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An intensive course, covering the material usually covered in regular year-long first-year courses. Using as the primary text Nachalo: When in Russia, Books 1+2 and Workbook, this course will take the beginner to a level of basic fluency in all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing); Speaking skills are given special emphasis. Student will also be introduced to all of the basics of Russian grammar (declension, conjugation, and other fundamental structural patterns). Assessment is based on in-class performance, quality of written assignments, tests and examinations, and a final oral proficiency interview. The work load is heavy, but the committed student who begins this course with no knowledge of the language whatever will make rapid and very satisfying progress.

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Russian 203/RC Core 293. Intensive Second Year Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Russian 201 or 202. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An intensive course, using V Puti and Workbook by Frank Miller and Olga Kagan as the primary text. The course aims to expand dramatically students' command of practical Russian vocabulary and the committed student should, by the end of Russian 203, be able to function relatively comfortably in essential real-life Russian language situations. Authentic language materials are used extensively, and students who have successfully completed this course are ready to consider study in Russia. Assessment is based on in-class performance, quality of written assignments, tests and examinations, and a final oral proficiency interview. The work load is heavy, and timely completion of the daily assignments is essential for success, but students who have a solid grounding in the basics of Russian grammar and who are ready for the demands of an intensive course will find this course very rewarding.

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Russian 302. Third-Year Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 301. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 303. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Third-Year Russian, 302, is a continuation of Russian 301, or it can be taken with permission from the instructor. It covers the following: (1) a review of Russian grammar; (2) readings in Russian culture and literature; and (3) modern conversational Russian. It is a recitation course, and students are asked to participate in class discussions.

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Russian 303. Third-Year Intensive Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 203. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 301 or 302. (8). (Excl).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This proficiency-oriented course reviews and deepens knowledge of Russian grammar and syntax, introduces word-building and idioms, and substantially expands vocabulary through the use of original twentieth-century prose readings, contemporary films, electronic and print media, rock music, and other authentic popular and everyday materials. Great emphasis is placed upon active student participation in class and on the even development of all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Many class activities and homework assignments are modeled on the linguistic requirements and real-life situations of the New Russia. Russian is the only language used in class. Commitment to participation inside the class room and to hard work on assignments at home and in the language laboratory is essential. Students are evaluated on the basis of in-class performance, written assignments, tests and examinations, and an oral proficiency interview conducted at the end of the course. Students who complete Russian 303 should be able to participate readily in conversations with native speakers of Russian, to write relatively complex Russian, and to read most kinds of Russian texts quite fluently with the aid of a dictionary.

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Russian 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 may 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 credits elected, but must correspond to the writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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Russian 492. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of Russian 491 and 492.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

During 492 (the second half of the year-long Honors course) the student produces a draft of a thesis of fifty to one hundred pages on a topic in literary or linguistic studies, and then, in consultation with a thesis supervisor and the Honors advisor, the final version of the thesis. Regular meetings with supervisor, participation in informal seminars, and successful submission of thesis lead to the award of an Honors degree in Russian. An oral defense may be required.

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