Slavic Languages & Literatures | Russian for Graduate Students 2
R492 | ALL | Keller
PREREQUISITE: R491 or equivalent.
TEXTBOOKS: Russian for Reading. Patricia Arndt.
(Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers)
Chapters 11 and 12.
Eyewitness. Donald B. Johnson et al.
(The book is out of print, but is available
in xeroxed format.)
GOALS OF THE COURSE:
R491 and R492 go from "zero Russian" to a reading knowledge of general
subjects and a specialized reading knowledge of material in the student's
own academic specialty. R491 will cover recognition (and very limited
production) of the basic grammatical structures of Russian. R492 will cover
the last two chapters in Russian for Reading and will then introduce the
students to texts of common interest (usually texts that are part of Russian
culture -- texts with a fair degree of grammatical complexity). R492 will
also include a translation project where the student and the instructor
select a representative article in the student's area of interest. SEMESTER
TRANSLATION PROJECT. GOAL: Establish and demonstrate reading competency in
your professional specialty. PROJECT: Select a seven-page article or book
chapter and translate it into English. Submit the typewritten translation
and a xerox of the Russian original. CHOICE OF MATERIAL: Avoid an article
that is excessively specialized or replete with numerical data, charts, etc.
Overly specialized material often presents a very limited range of
vocabulary. Sometimes an introductory textbook written for students at the
university level is a good choice. Do not select an article or book which
has already been translated into English.