This course presents a continued study of Russian grammar with an emphasis on a complete analysis of the verb system. Exercises in class and in the language lab develop fluency in speaking and understanding spoken Russian while teaching the rules of Russian grammar. The readings used for analysis of the verb system are classic short stories by Chekhov, Tolstoy, Zoschenko, and others.
The study of Russian grammar includes learning distinctive Russian ways of conceptualizing action and learning how conceptions of space and time are imbedded in the Russian case system. The Russian language contains relatively few cognates with English, so students must learn an unfamiliar system of Slavic roots and etymologies that reflect Russian history. Texts for the course include literature and film that reflect Russian culture; discussions of the texts entail commentary on Russian culture.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: (RUSS101 AND RUSS102)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
A. Chekhov, DAMA S. SOBACHKOJ
L. Tolstoy, KAVKAZSKIJ PLENNIK
M. Zoschenko, PRIKLIUCHENIJA OBEZJANY
Rosengrant, FOCUS ON RUSSIAN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Mid-term and a final, weekly quizzes.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Required conversation hours TBA.
|Instructor(s): Aleshkovsky,Irene Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 1||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 6||FR: 6|