Russian 1125-101 (non-native speakers): Syllabus
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This syllabus is not prepared ahead of time because we want to read about current events (for the most part). Each assignment is posted a couple of days before the class.

Week 1: Sunday 08/20/17 - Saturday 08/26/17 [show/hide]
Thursday
No class. Come to the organizational meeting (see above) to select class times
Week 2: Sunday 08/27/17 - Saturday 09/02/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Ученые нашли новые свидетельства прежде существовавшей жизни на Марсе

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Путин сравнил свою работу с борьбой морского ангела против морских чертей

Week 3: Sunday 09/03/17 - Saturday 09/09/17 [show/hide]
Monday
День Труда
Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Британские мошенники продавали овец под видом пуделей

Week 4: Sunday 09/10/17 - Saturday 09/16/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Путин предложил школьникам написать сочинение о будущем России | Образование | Общество | Аргументы и ФактыBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Путин определился с судьбой Ленина — Рамблер/новости

"В Омске проходят массовые эвакуации после сообщений о минированиях

Week 5: Sunday 09/17/17 - Saturday 09/23/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Фильм Матильда

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

В США изобрели сумку, заменяющую стиральную машину

Странная гибель туриста возле перевала Дятлова озадачила следователей

Week 6: Sunday 09/24/17 - Saturday 09/30/17 [show/hide]
Сегћдня воскресљнье, двђдцать четвёртое сентябрї.
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Столичных школьников учат обращаться с резиночкой -

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Владимирцу, решившемуся на пересадку головы, спонсор даст 100 млн долларов

Week 7: Sunday 10/01/17 - Saturday 10/07/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Житель Магадана хочет найти на Южном Урале 200 тонн золота

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 8: Sunday 10/08/17 - Saturday 10/14/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Fall break
Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 9: Sunday 10/15/17 - Saturday 10/21/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 10: Sunday 10/22/17 - Saturday 10/28/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 11: Sunday 10/29/17 - Saturday 11/04/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 12: Sunday 11/05/17 - Saturday 11/11/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 13: Sunday 11/12/17 - Saturday 11/18/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 14: Sunday 11/19/17 - Saturday 11/25/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Thanksgiving break
Week 15: Sunday 11/26/17 - Saturday 12/02/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story that you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

TBA

Week 16: Sunday 12/03/17 - Saturday 12/09/17 [show/hide]
 
 
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