This course follows RUSS101, 102 and 201. Exercises in class and in the language lab develop fluency in speaking and understanding spoken Russian while teaching the rules of Russian grammar. Readings for the course (short works of Russian prose and poetry) will be listened to as well as read.
Students' reading and grammar drills are based on texts whose content concerns contemporary Russian life and its cultural specificity. In grammar, Russia's verbal aspect system overlaps, but often does not equate, with English tenses or English conceptions of action. Verbs of motion in Russian boggle the minds of English speakers. Experience of time and space in Russian depend upon spatial concepts intrinsic to the Russian case system. In semantics, there are relatively few cognates with English. Russian history is reflected in Russian etymology (Church Slavic vs. Russian roots; French influences appear in the 19th century, and English influences in the late 20th century).
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (RUSS101 AND RUSS102)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CGST-MN)(GLEN-MN)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
W.J. Mahota, RUSSIAN VERBS
A. Chekhov, DAMA S SOBACHKOJ
E. Zoschenko, SHORT STORIES
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular quizzes and compositions, unit exams, oral exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular language laboratory work. There will be a required conversation hour, to be announced. Attendance and participation are required.
|Instructor(s): Aleshkovsky,Irene Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: FISK414; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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