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.