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.