Slavic Languages and Literatures | Intermediate Serbian & Croatian I
S503 | 20670 | Cvikic


Meets with SLAV-S 201

Intermediate Serbian and Croatian, concentrates on the improvement
of acquired
language skills, oral and written, for the purpose of
conversation, reading, composition and listening. A thorough review
of grammar is done, stressing problems not discussed during the
elementary course,
among them the usage of the Aorist, Exact Future and Imperfect
Tense and the various kinds of participles. A number of
literary texts, both abridged and unabridged, are read and
discussed both in written and oral forms. Texts include
works of some of the most prominent or popular modern and
contemporary Serbian and Croatian authors, like, Dubravka
Ugresic, Momo Kapor, or the Nobel Prize winner, Ivo Andric.

Assigned Texts and Materials:

1. Monica Partrige, Serbo-Croat: Practical Grammar and Reader
(Belgrade: Prosveta, latest edition).
2. Materials from Croatian language programs for foreigners.

Grading and Assessment of Students' Performance:

- regular classroom attendance and participation: 40%
- quizzes: 20%
- midterm examination: 15%
- final examination: 25%

Requirements:

- 6 quizzes (vocabulary, translation, composition)
- 1 quiz (grammar)
- midterm examination (after 8 weeks)
- final exam