On-line course materials
These open in new windows.Mini-Videos
The Anthrax Diaries
The Russian Dictionary
The Human Body
Водитель для Веры
Интервью из России I
Интервью из России II
Дети из России
На атомной речке
Important Cornell links
These open in new windows.Word usage
Bilingual word usage
Abbyy Lingvo dictionaries
Словарь русского языка
Dictionary of Synonyms
Медуза/Meduza news, etc.
Радио «Эхо Москвы»
Россия 24. Программа передач. | Прямой эфир
Study in Russia
We are in the News!
Russian 3300 (Fall): Course Description
At the beginning of the semester, each student discusses his or her interests with the teacher, and together they define the course. Later, the original plan may be revised or adjusted. Some students write essays that have to do with their other studies. Some students do detailed text analysis, usually working with texts that they also study elsewhere, e.g. in government, history, or other courses. Some students concentrate on expanding their vocabulary in a specific field. The content of the course varies greatly depending on the student's needs.
This course may be the only option for those students who have a special project. For example, it may be taken by a student who wants to create a video documentary about a Russian family living in Ithaca, or write and produce a play in Russian, etc. Any project is eligible if it provides an opportunity to learn. The course may also be useful as a supplement to thesis or course-paper work, or as preparation for a research project.
At the beginning of the semester, each student is asked to submit a course proposal answering the following (or similar) questions and adding any other relevant information:
This course should not be taken by students whose interests can be served by taking other, more standard courses.
The course is taught only when the department has available resources.
Dept. of Comparative literature
Russian Language Program
240 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
tel. 607/255-4155 • fax 607/255-8177 • email email@example.com