See course description for RUSS 111Y. RUSS 112Y will meet seven hours per week: four hours with the master teacher and three hours with the apprentice teacher. Prerequisite: RUSS 111Y or equivalent or permission of instructor. Offered every year.
This course is designed to provide advanced students the opportunity to refine and increase their abilities to write, read, and speak Russian. Students will review grammatical structures and work on developing their written and oral proficiency. Readings and class discussions will center on cultural and literary material, Russian print media, and occasional films. A strong emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive grammar review, with special attention to typical topics of difficulty. One additional fifty-minute practice session, conducted by an apprentice teacher, may be required. Prerequisite: RUSS 213Y-214Y. This course can be repeated for credit with a change of teaching materials. In such a case, permission of the instructor is required. Offered every year.
This course introduces students to twentieth-century Russian literature. Lectures and discussions will focus on works by Chekhov, Zamyatin, Gorky, Nabokov, Bunin, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn, among others. While our emphasis will be on close readings and analysis of individual texts, we will pay special attention to the artistic conflict resulting from the imposition by the Soviet government of socialist realism. This course examines various genres and their boundaries: novel, drama, and short story. No prerequisite. The course will be taught in English. Normally offered every three years.