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This is the last course of our program in the Russian
language. It's purpose is to provide a transition from the three-semester
basic course with the focus on grammar to the advanced level. Our emphasis
will be on the practical aspects of the language: translation, conversation,
and writing. Students who successfully complete this course will aquire
the introductory level of Russian composition, intermediate skills in translation
and conversation, and the active vocabularly of about 1,000 words.
1. Attendance: Class
participation is a vital part of the learning process and will count for
30% of the final grade. Roll will be taken regularly. Students may take no
more than five free cuts per semester. Any further
absences, unless previously approved by the professor, may result in a loss
of grade points. In case of emergencies, a written excuse should be presented.
Since we have only three contact hours
a week students are strongly advised to take advantage of the one-on-one tutoring
during the office hours.
3. Grading policy:
class performance--30%, written homework--20%, tests--20%, final--30%. The
plus-minus system of grading will be used.
4. Examinations and
tests.: There will be two major examinations (a midterm and a final). There
will also be a number of short quizzes, announced and unannounced.
5. Make-up tests: There
will be no make-ups except in extreme cases of illness or accident, and only
upon consultation with the professor.
6. No cheating.
7. Written homework:
Homework should be placed on the professor's desk at the end of each class
on the due date.
С. Григорьев. Обсуждение двойки. 1950.
Books and Other Learning Materials Required
Домик на болоте
(Domik na bolote. Russian Packet), $3.
"История торопится, а вы папиросы закуриваете."
Russian Interactive On-line Reference Grammar.
Resources for Russian Studies (great resource!)
Index (Internet and WWW Links)
Culture (Daily Update)
of Russia and FSU
historical texts in English
History of USSR
of Russian painters
Tour of Russia