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, the equivalent, or permission of the 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.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to major literary movements and cultural institutions of nineteenth-century Russia through works which are recognized as the "canon" in Russian literature. The course will be devoted to readings, discussions, and close analysis of selected texts by major Russian writers (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov). An important aspect of the course will be a comparative study of cross-cultural interpretations of the masterpieces of Russian literature on film. No prerequisites. Normally offered every other year.