It is highly recommended that students taking the basic first- and second-year Russian courses (RUSS 101, 102, 201, 202) also take the corresponding one-credit conversation courses (RUSS 111, 112, 211, 212) which are coordinated with them, and which provide practice and reinforcement of the material in the base course. Students who take both together usually are more successful at learning Russian.
FALL 2018 Courses
RUSSIAN 101: RUSSIAN LEVEL I
A beginning course in standard Russian.
Instructor: Gabrielov, Lyanda-Geller
RUSSIAN 111: CONVERSATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO RUSSIAN LEVEL I
Basic development of intonation patterns, formulas for question and response in a variety if situations. Activization of basic Russian vocabulary and grammar.
RUSSIAN 201: RUSSIAN III
Readings from the works of nineteenth-century and contemporary Russian writers; practice in speaking and writing Russian.
RUSSIAN 211: CONVERSATIONAL SUPPLEMENT TO RUSSIAN LEVEL III
Guided practice in conversation based on vocabulary, grammar, and readings covered in RUSS 2021
RUSSIAN 301: RUSSIAN LEVEL V
Continued development of Russian speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using material dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in the Soviet Union from a variety of sources (e.g. newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.) Conducted primarily in Russian.
RUSSIAN 330: RUSSIAN & EUROPEAN CINE
Viewing and analysis of significant Russian and East European films. Evolution of the Russian and East European cinema, its place in world cinema, and its relation to cultural, political, and social trends. Cinematic adaptation of literary and theatrical works. Knowledge of Russian or East European languages not required.
RUSSIAN 341: RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Selected Russian poetry, prose, and drama from the Kievan period to 1900 in historical and cultural context. Students will write critical essays on literary topics. Conducted largely in Russian.
RUSSIAN 401: RUSSIAN LEVEL VII
Advanced work on development of Russian speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in Russia and the Soviet Union. Conducted primarily in Russian