Slavic Languages and Literatures | Intermediate Serbian and Croatian
S201 | ALL | Cooper


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