Fall 2019 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions
RUSS 1. Elementary Russian.
Comprehensive introduction to Russian. Focus on developing basic communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing) within the framework of contemporary Russian culture. Students acquire a basic grammatical framework for further language study. Audio, visual, and web-based materials included.
RUSS 4. Intermediate Russian.
Focuses on developing fluency, expanding vocabulary, and acquiring basic reading and writing skills. Comprehensive review of basic Russian grammar; introduction to participles and verbal adverbs. Audio, video, and web-based materials are an integral part of the course.
RUSS 101A. Advanced Russian.
Continued development of oral and written fluency. Special attention to development of reading skills through a variety of texts related to Russian culture. Systematic review of advanced grammar. Compositions, translations, and oral presentations required. Periodic screenings of Russian films.
SLAV 117F: Great Russian Writers: Chekhov
Intensive study of one author. Readings supplemented by select criticism. Readings and lectures in English. Chekhov
SLAV 152A. Slavic an East European Folklore
Introduction to the calendar cycle, rituals, dance, music, and folkcraft of the Slavs and other East European peoples.