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Spring/Summer 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Russian

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Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 2001 (May 1 June 22)
Spring/Summer Term, 2001 (May 1 August 17)
Summer Half-Term, 2001 (June 27 August 17)


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Spring Half-Term Courses

Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Spring Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian


RUSSIAN 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Instructor(s):

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

Instructor(s):

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, 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

Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Spring/Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian


RUSSIAN 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Instructor(s):

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

Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian


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

Language

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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.

Using Nachalo as the primary text, this course is intended to take the beginner to a level of basic fluency in all four-language skills. This course covers Russian grammar and syntax, equips the students with a basic yet functional vocabulary, and provides practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The class is supplemented by videos, and students are expected to work with tapes and Internet resources.

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

Language

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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.

V Puti is the primary text for this course, which will enable the student to function relatively comfortably in real-life Russian-language situations. This course reviews and expands grammatical concepts first covered in the first-year Russian courses. The course greatly emphasizes the development of speaking and listening skills. Students read and write texts of increasing complexity, discussing various cultural topics. Authentic language materials (including Russian films) are used extensively; students who have successfully completed this course are ready to consider study in Russia.

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RUSSIAN 303. Third-Year Intensive Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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.

Using Russian Reforms the course starts with the assumption that the basics of Russian grammar have been assimilated, and aims at the development of advanced language skills. Difficult grammar points are reviewed, vocabulary is greatly expanded through the introduction of word-building and idioms, as well as the use of original twentieth-century prose readings, contemporary films, electronic and print media, music, and other authentic popular and everyday materials. Many class activities and homework assignments are modeled on the linguistic requirements and real-life situations of the New Russia. Students receive intensive training in writing through regular writing assignments and writing workshops. Students who complete this course 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

Instructor(s):

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 403. Fourth-Year Intensive Russian.

Language

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 302. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 401 or 402. (8). (Excl).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This intensive course will reinforce the first three years of work in Russian, and will aim for advanced competence in all four-language skills. The more complex aspects of Russian syntax will be given special attention, and vocabulary building will be emphasized. Each student will be expected to play an active part in class discussions. A wide variety of contemporary Russian-language materials will be used, including films and Russian television programs, recent journalism, and fiction.

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RUSSIAN 492. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Instructor(s):

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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