Lower Division Courses
RUSSIAN 2 - ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN
Irina Kirgiz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instructor
MTWRF 9:00am - 9:50am, 251 Olson
This course is the continuation of Russian 1 in areas of grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
Prerequisite: Russian 1.
Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours; Laboratory - 1 hours.
- Richard Robin et al., Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book 1 (Textbook - 4th ed.)
- Richard Robin, et al, Golosa: A Basic Course in Russian, Book 1 (Lab/Workbook, 4th ed.)
RUSSIAN 5 - INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN
Anna Reznik (email@example.com) Instuctor
MTWR 10:00am - 10:50am, 125 Olson
This is the second course in the Intermediate Russian sequence. Students will continue to review grammar, be introduced to short literature, and practice intermediate level conversations.
Prerequisite: Russian 4.
Format: Lecture/Discussion - 4 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.
- Olga Kagan, V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context (Textbook - 2nd ed.)
- Olga Kagan, V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context (Student Activities Manual - 2 ed.)
RUSSIAN 101B - ADVANCED RUSSIAN
Liliana Avramenko, Lecturer
MWF 11:00am - 11:50am, 113 Hoagland
This is the second course in the Advanced Russian sequence. Students will continue to refine their reading comprehension, writing skills, conversational competence, and grammar knowledge. Materials for discussion will include articles from the contemporary media, recent films, classic and modern literature. Goals of the course are to complete a study of the basic elements of Russian grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, gender and case agreement, plural), spelling rules, to increase active and passive vocabulary, to initiate speaking ability, to develop advanced reading and writing skills, and to learn more about Russian culture. Homework will consist of reading texts, writing answers to questions, grammar exercises and short essays. Students will make oral presentations in class.
Prerequisite: Russian 101A or consent of instructor.
Format: Lecture - 2 hours; Discussion - 1 hour. There will be two written tests, three to four short quizzes or dictations, one essay, oral presentations, and a final exam.
- Kagan, Russian for Russians (Slavica, 2002)
- Filenko, A Close Reading of Yuri Druzhnikov's Micronovel 'The Death of Tsar Fyodor' (Seagull, 2005)
GE Credits: ArtHum, World Cultures.
RUSSIAN 105- ADVANCED RUSSIAN CONVERSATION
Jenny Kaminer, Professor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TR 09:00am - 10:20am, 235 Wellman
Course Description: This course focuses on the acquisition of advanced oral skills in Russian, using recent Russian films (approx. 1980-2000) as a focal point for discussion and analysis. Class time will frequently consist of pair and small group work.
Prerequisite: Russian 6 or consent of instructor.
Format: Discussion - 3 hours.
- Kashper, Kagan, and Morozova, Cinema for Russian Conversation, Volume 2 (Focus Publishing, 2006)
GE Credits: ArtHum, Oral Literacy.
RUSSIAN 143 - CHEKHOV (IN ENGLISH)
Olga Stuchebrukhov, Associate Professor
TR 1:40 - 3:00 pm, 229 Wellman
Course Description: This course examines Chekhov’s unique legacy as a short story writer and a playwright. We will read and analyze a number of Chekhov’s short stories, his plays The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters, as well as some works by Russian and European authors of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism.
Participation (which includes hw, quizzes, group work, etc.) 20%
Essay #1 20%
Essay #2 20%
Midterm (in class) 20%
Final (take home) 20%
Format: Lecture/ Discussion - 3 hour.
- Chekhov, The Plays of Anton Chekhov (Harper Perennial, 1998)
- Shakespeare, Hamlet (Dover Publications, 1992)
- Ibsen, The Wild Duck (Kessinger Publishing, 2010)
- Short stories by Gogol, Hoffman, Turgenev, and others at http://www.readbookonline.net/shortStory/
GE Credits: ArtHum, Writing, World Cultures.