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 provides an overview of the most significant trends and periods in the development of Russian cinema and introduces students to main cinematic genres and styles. It will concentrate on three major aspects of cinema as an essential part of Russian culture: (1) cinema as art: major directors and productions; (2) myths of the nation: politics and history in Russian cinema; and (3) self and the other: gender, race, ethnicity. New trends in Russian culture also will be considered. The course will be taught in English. No prerequisite. Normally offered every other year.