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 50-minute practice session, conducted by an apprentice teacher, may be required. This course can be repeated for credit with a change of teaching materials. In such a case, permission of the instructor is required. Prerequisite: RUSS 213Y-214Y. Offered every year.
This course introduces students to major themes and genres of 20th century Russian literature. The selection for the spring 2017 semester includes Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, Platonov’s Foundation Pit, Chukovskaya’s Sofia Petrovna, The Rodside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers, Ulitskaya’s Medea and Her Children, and Pelevin’s Homo Zapiens. The genres encompass social satire, magical realism, romance, first-contact Sci-Fi, dystopia, family saga and more. We will examine these works in their historical and cultural context, and at the same time place them within the global literary developments of modernity and postmodernity. The course will be taught in English. No prerequisite. Normally offered every other year.