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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Russian

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Spring Half-Term Courses

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RUSSIAN 103 / RCCORE 193. Intensive First-Year Russian.

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Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 101, 102, 111, or 112. (8). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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. This course covers Russian grammar and syntax, equips students with a basic yet functional vocabulary, and provides practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The course is supplemented with interactive lectures on Russian culture. Students are also expected to work with video, audio, and Internet resources.

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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 twice for credit.

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 writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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RUSSIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

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Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of departmental Honors Committee. Permission of instructor required. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of Russian 491 and 492. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term (RUSSIAN 492), the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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 advisor are expected. Studies continue with 492.

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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 twice for credit.

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 writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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RUSSIAN 203 / RCCORE 293. Intensive Second Year Russian.

Language

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: RUSSIAN 203. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 301 or 302. (8). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

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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 twice for credit.

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 writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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RUSSIAN 492. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of departmental Honors Committee. Permission of instructor required. Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of Russian 491 and 492. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of RUSSIAN 492, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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 the 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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