Russian 1125-101 (non-native speakers): Syllabus
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The assignments for the semester are not prepared ahead of time because we want to read about current events (for the most part). Most assignments are posted a few of days before the class.

Week 1: Sunday 08/30/20 - Saturday 09/05/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Come to the organizational meeting for this TBA course to select the days and times to meet this semester. Click Welcome in the navigation bar to for the time and place of the meeting.
Week 2: Sunday 09/06/20 - Saturday 09/12/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate and other details of the course.

Read and translate section Алексей Мордашов («Северсталь», состояние — 16,8 млрд долларов) in this story.

Наследники бизнес-империй.

Thursday
Read and translate section Михаил Фридман (LetterOne, состояние — 13 млрд долларов) in this story.

Наследники бизнес-империй.

Week 3: Sunday 09/13/20 - Saturday 09/19/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate this story. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

В России стартовал первый из трех дней голосования

Thursday
Week 4: Sunday 09/20/20 - Saturday 09/26/20 [show/hide]
Сегћдня пїтница, двђдцать пїтое сентябрї.
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

Отказ от постоянных рабочих мест и рост прибыли: как «удаленка» стала нормой

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Note: the title refers to a popular joke about two men with the same last name, Шапиро (commonly perceived as a Jewish name): one lives in NYC, the other in Moscow, and they act very differently in similar circumstances, hence Два (разных) мира, два (разных) Шапиро. The joke is so well known that the writer did not capitalize the name, almost as if it has become a common noun.

Где можно подработать в период пандемии. Варианты удаленки для минчан

Week 5: Sunday 09/27/20 - Saturday 10/03/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can in 40-50 minutes. We will continue in class and on Thursday.

«Два мира — два шапиро…»

Thursday
Week 6: Sunday 10/04/20 - Saturday 10/10/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate these stories--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 7: Sunday 10/11/20 - Saturday 10/17/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate the article that we started translate in the last class to the end. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 8: Sunday 10/18/20 - Saturday 10/24/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Осенние каникулы
Week 9: Sunday 10/25/20 - Saturday 10/31/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 10: Sunday 11/01/20 - Saturday 11/07/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 11: Sunday 11/08/20 - Saturday 11/14/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate these stories--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 12: Sunday 11/15/20 - Saturday 11/21/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 13: Sunday 11/22/20 - Saturday 11/28/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 14: Sunday 11/29/20 - Saturday 12/05/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
каникулы
Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 15: Sunday 12/06/20 - Saturday 12/12/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate as big a portion of thе first story, as well as a second one (particularly the charts)--as you can do in 40-60 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Week 16: Sunday 12/13/20 - Saturday 12/19/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as 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.

YYY

Week 17: Sunday 12/20/20 - Saturday 12/26/20 [show/hide]
 
 
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