RUSS 211: Russian Reading and Composition: Short Fiction (3 credits)
Read entertaining and interesting 20th-century Russian short stories from a variety of genres (detective fiction, satire, tales of adventure, children’s literature) to improve your reading skills and expand your vocabulary. Discussions will help you improve your speaking and listening skills, while writing exercises will facilitate your mastery of the material and develop your skills in composition. Designed to be taken at the same time as RUSS 205, this course will strengthen your grasp of the grammar covered in that course while allowing you to focus on reading techniques and the construction of the complex Russian sentence. Taking the two courses together will enable you to make a significant and leap forward in learning the language.
NOTE: RUSS 211 is only offered in the spring. It is designed to be taken in conjunction with RUSS 205; for Russian Studies majors, minors, and Three-Language majors this is necessary in order to proceed in the course sequence and be fully prepared for the 300-level.
Satisfies the Group A requirement
Honors credit available
Prerequisite: RUSS 200, if not taken simultaneously with RUSS 200