RUSSIAN 402 - Fourth-Year Russian
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Credit Exclusions:
May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 403 or 518.
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The goal of fourth-year Russian is to train students in a more sophisticated use of Russian language, utilizing complex forms of communication and self-expression. Students will work on development of all language skills, as well as translation skills. A significant part of this course will be the study of syntax and style, as related to literary texts and contemporary spoken language. We will focus on a number of topics related to Russian culture, social, political and daily life. Students will read a variety of short classical and contemporary literary texts from the late 19th to the beginning 20th century, as well as articles from Russian newspapers and electronic media. Students are required to participate in class discussions, make oral presentations on chapter topics, take vocabulary quizzes and write four essays on chapter topics. This course will be conducted entirely in Russian.


  1. Okno v Rossiu Part 2, by Lev Skorokhordov, Publisher: Zlatoust 2ND 2009, ISBN 5865472291. Required
  2. A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, Author: Wade, Terence., Publisher: Blackwell Publishers 2000, ISBN: 9780631207573. Recommended
  3. Oxford Russian Dictionary, Author: Wheeler, Marcus, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2007, ISBN 0198614209. Recommended

Intended Audience:

This course will be conducted entirely in Russian.

Class Format:

Most components of this course will be synchronous, including class material presentations, class/group work and discussions. There will be some asynchronous online components, such as movie viewing and material for homework assignments.

Testing for this course will be synchronous and asynchronous. It will consist of in-class oral presentations, quizzes, tests and essays. All quizzes and tests will be submitted via Canvas at the end of class session. Essays will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. All synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through BlueJeans (although other options are being considered, such as Zoom and Discord). Students should have access to a camera and microphone.


RUSSIAN 402 - Fourth-Year Russian
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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