Listed in: Russian, as RUSS-11
This course advances skills in reading, speaking, understanding, and writing Russian, with materials from twentieth-century culture. Readings include fiction by Chekhov, Zoshchenko, Olesha, Nabokov, and Kharms, and poetry by Akhmatova, Blok, and Pasternak. Conducted in Russian, with frequent writing assignments and occasional grammar and translation exercises. Requisite: Russian 04 or equivalent. First-year students with strong high school preparation (usually 4 or more years) may be ready for this course. First semester. Professor Ciepiela and Senior Lecturer Emerita Schweitzer.