Russian

First-Year Russian I

CAS LR 111 (4 credits)

An introduction to the fundamentals of Russian grammar. Extensive practice in orthography and pronunciation: oral drills, development of comprehension and conversation skills. Reading of simple texts.

First-Year Russian II

CAS LR 112 (4 credits)

An introduction to the fundamentals of Russian grammar. Extensive practice in orthography and pronunciation: oral drills, development of comprehension and conversation skills. Reading of simple texts.

1st Yr Russian

CAS LR 123 (8 credits)

Second-Year Russian I

CAS LR 211 (4 credits)

The fundamentals of Russian grammar and syntax. Development of reading and oral skills.

Second-Year Russian II

CAS LR 212 (4 credits)

The fundamentals of Russian grammar and syntax. Development of reading and oral skills. Satisfactory completion of CAS LR 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.

Classics of Russian Prose (in English translation)

CAS LR 250 (4 credits)

Prose works that define the Russian literary tradition, including Pushkin's Queen of Spades, Gogol's Overcoat, Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Dostoyevsky (in English translation)

CAS LR 280 (4 credits)

His literary and ideological development. Short novels, diaries, and major novels: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Possessed, Brothers Karamazov. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Tolstoy (in English translation)

CAS LR 281 (4 credits)

Examination of development of Tolstoy's art; emphasis on formal aspects of his prose. Tolstoy's position in Russian and Western literature. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Russian Prose Classics of the Twentieth Century (in English translation)

CAS LR 282 (4 credits)

Introduction to the major writers of twentieth-century Russian prose and to the literary traditions that they represent through a close reading of selected texts. Readings will include works by the following authors: Chekhov, Sologub, Belyj, Babel, Olesha, Bulgakov, and Solzhenitsyn. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky (in English translation)

CAS LR 285 (4 credits)

Close reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace and Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. Discussion of Russian masters and larger themes: epic tradition from Homer to Tolstoy; continuity of "tragic world view"; the contrasts between the epic mode and the dramatic, and between two opposed views of God and history. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

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