Class discussion, oral presentations, and composition, based on reading a variety of texts, both literary and non-literary. Advanced grammar. Translation one full course period per week. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 401. Offered: W.
The fourth-year program in Russian (RUSS 401-402-403) begins the analysis of styles in the literary language. Readings are chosen from a variety of classical and contemporary works, from belles-lettres and poetry, and from journalism and non-artistic prose. Attention is especially paid to syntax, particularly the composition of compound and complex sentences and peculiarities of word order. Rhythm and intonation are stressed in oral recitation. One day per week is devoted to developing advanced written comprehension and translation skills. Prerequisite: RUSS 401 or permission of the instructor.