On-line course materials
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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
Интервью из Швеции
Important Cornell links
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Bilingual word usage
Abbyy Lingvo dictionaries
Словарь русского языка
Dictionary of Synonyms
Медуза/Meduza news, etc.
Study in Russia
We are in the News!
Russian 3304: Course Description
The course meets three times a week, for these three classes:
Like Russian 3303 in the fall, this is a variable-credit course: you select the number of credits when you enroll. Sign up for 3 credits to attend all three classes. Sign up for 2 credits and attend two classes each week. If you cannot attend more than one weekly class, sign up for 1 credit.
The materials and the nature of all assignments for each class are described below. See Syllabus for dates and details. See Rooms and times for meeting times and places.
Watching the films:
Assignments for the Russian Internet classes
Assignment for the reading/discussion class
Assignment for the film/discussion class
When working with «Интервью из Швеции»:
2) Each student will also be assigned a few interviews for more careful study. Prepare a brief report (2 to 4 minutes). In class, you will be asked to present your report on your own, without any prompting. Try to use as many actual expressions from the interviews as you can.
When working with «Благословите женщину»:
2) Each student will also be assigned a few scenes for more careful study. In the film transcript online, read the scene description and summary and prepare a brief report (3 to 5 minutes). In class, you will be asked to present your report on your own, without any prompting. Try to use as many actual expressions from the film as you can.
3) Prepare to act out in class the scenes that are assigned for you individually in the Syllabus. Try to use as much of the actual language from the film as you can.
You will have two general discussion classes based on the two films, shown in the Syllabus.
At the end of the semester, you may be asked to write one essay for the film class and one for the reading class, in Russian. These are indicated in the syllabus. The essays should be typed double-spaced, 1.5 to 2 pages.
Grading and attendance
Dept. of Comparative Literature
Russian Language Program
240 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
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