Slavic Languages and Literatures | Readings in Russian Culture, History and Society 1
R407 | ALL | Richter


This is a translation course using non-literary texts.  Selections vary and
are drawn from history, cultural history, memoirs, biography, journalism,
travelogues, etc.  Both nineteenth and twentieth century sources are used,
and a point is made of including at least one text in the old orthography.
Every text is completely translated during class recitations.  There is a
test given at the conclusion of the translation of each text.  There is a
cumulative mid-term exam covering the first half of the total material
covered, and a cumulative final covering the second half.  Students are also
required to select two texts for individual translation, one of fifteen
pages, to be prepared before the mid-term, and another of ten pages, to be
completed by the semester's end.  Only the first page of each text is
submitted in written form, but separate tests are given to spot-check
comprehension of both as part of the mid-term and the final exam.