Russian 3303: Syllabus
Week 1: Sunday 08/20/17 - Saturday 08/26/17 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Чтение 1
Read the text at the above link. Each such link displays your assignment for one reading class and includes English glosses. See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
No assignment. Come to the language lab in the new Language Resource Center in G-25 Stimson Hall to talk about the techniques to be used in this part of the course. (The LRC has just moved from Noyes Lodge to Stimson.)
Week 2: Sunday 08/27/17 - Saturday 09/02/17 [show/hide]
Monday
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
«Майкл и Светлана»:
Часть 1. Он
Часть 2. Она
1.Prepare for a general discussion.

2. For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Wednesday
Чтение 2
Read the text at the above link. Each such link displays your assignment for one reading class and includes English glosses. See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
Write a draft of your first essay. You may write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or about your readings with Raissa, or about anything else in your life (real or imagined). You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 3: Sunday 09/03/17 - Saturday 09/09/17 [show/hide]
Monday
День Труда, отдыхайте.
Wednesday
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 4: Sunday 09/10/17 - Saturday 09/16/17 [show/hide]
Monday
«Майкл и Светлана»:
Часть 3. Первая встреча.
Часть 4. Первые проблемы.
1.Prepare for a general discussion.

2. For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Wednesday
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 5: Sunday 09/17/17 - Saturday 09/23/17 [show/hide]
Сегћдня суббћта, двђдцать трљтье сентябрї.
Monday
«Майкл и Светлана»:
Часть 7. Америка
Часть 8. Здесь всё не то
Часть 9. Муж и жена
1.Prepare for a general discussion.

2. For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Wednesday
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 6: Sunday 09/24/17 - Saturday 09/30/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Panel discussion: "International marriages" (Международные браки). In preparation for this discussion, write an essay (1.5-2 pp., printed double-spaced). Include your analysis of the events and attitudes in «Майкл и Светлана». If you know someone who has experience with international marriages, you may want to interview them and include your findings in your essay, or discuss anything relevant that you may know from books, etc. For the panel discussion, be prepared to start with a 5-minute presentation on the subject.
Wednesday
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 7: Sunday 10/01/17 - Saturday 10/07/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below, then study more carefully the episode assigned for you. See Course Description for the links to the film and details on working in pairs.
«Newsmaker kit: Children from Russia» (Сумка репортёра — Дети из России):
Ролик 1. Миша Балашов (4 мин.) (Students (1 &5)
Ролик 2. Интервью с Шепетиновским и Волковой о судьбе воспитанников детских домов (2 мин. 40 сек.) (Students 2 & 3)
Ролик 3. Алеся Комиссарова (8 мин. 40 сек.) (Student 4, 6 & 7)
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 8: Sunday 10/08/17 - Saturday 10/14/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Осљнние канќкулы
Wednesday
Л. Улицкая “Детство сорок девять”. Капустное чудо.
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 9: Sunday 10/15/17 - Saturday 10/21/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below, then study more carefully the episode assigned for you. See Course Description for the links to the film and details «Children from Russia» (Дети из России):
Ролик 4. Интервью с Ниной Григорьевной о международном усыновлении (3 мин. 10 сек.) (Students 1, 2 & 3)
Ролик 6. Карманов о тайне усыновления (3 мин. 50 сек.) (Students 4, 5& 6)
Ролик 7. Карманов о российском усыновлении и судьбе воспитанников детских домов (7 мин.) — 1-ый, 2-ой, 3-ий, 4-ый и 5-ый вопросы. (Students 1, 3 & 7)
Wednesday
Чтение. Л. Улицкая “Детство сорок девять”. Восковая уточка
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 10: Sunday 10/22/17 - Saturday 10/28/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below., then study more .
Ролик 9. Оля Калинина, день первый: история девочки и ее альбом (8 мин. 50 сек.) (Students 1, 2 & 9)
Ролик 10. Оля Калинина, день второй: знакомство с родителями (первые 9 мин.) (Students 3,4 & 5)
Ролик 10. (вторая половина, начиная с ЗАГСА) (Students 4, 6, 7 & 8)
Wednesday
Чтение. Л. Улицкая «Детство сорок девять». Дед-шептун
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 11: Sunday 10/29/17 - Saturday 11/04/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below, then study more Panel discussion: Adoption of children in Russia and America.
For this class, watch this one part:
Ролик 11. Оля Калинина, день третий: прощай Россия (20 мин. 30 сек.)
In preparation for this discussion, write an essay (1.5-2 pp., printed double-spaced). Include your analysis of the events and attitudes in the film. If you know someone who has experience with adoption, you may want to interview them and include your findings in your essay, or discuss anything relevant that you may know from books, etc. For the panel discussion, be prepared to start with a 5-minute presentation on the subject.
Wednesday
Чтение. Л. Улицкая «Детство сорок девять». Гвозди
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 12: Sunday 11/05/17 - Saturday 11/11/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below, then study more carefully the episode assigned for you.
Life on Atomic River. See Course Description or Online course materialsfor the link to the film.
Часть 1. «Просто так не умирает никто» (8 мин.) (Students 1, 2 & 9)
Часть 2. «Река заражена» (4 мин.) (Students 3, 4 & 10)
Часть 3. «Это было в 57-ом году» (8 мин.) (Students 5, 6, 7 & 8)
Wednesday
This class has been rescheduled for an earlier date.
Чтение. Л. Улицкая «Детство сорок девять». Счастливый случай
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 13: Sunday 11/12/17 - Saturday 11/18/17 [show/hide]
Monday
For this class watch all the episodes listed below, then study more carefully the episode assigned for you.
Life on Atomic River. See Course Description or Online course materialsfor the link to the film.
Часть 5. «Дети у нас болеют» (6 мин.) (Students 1, 2 & 9)
Часть 7. «Чего бояться?» (5 мин) (Students 3, 4 & 10)
Часть 9. «Хорошее дело сделали» (4 мин.) (Students 5 & 6)
Часть 10: «Наши корни здесь» (4 мин) (Students 7 & 8)
Wednesday
Чтение. Л. Улицкая «Детство сорок девять». Бумажная победа
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write a new draft. Again, the subject matter is entirely up to you. If you run out of ideas, write about the film you're working on with Viktoria, or the book you are reading with Raissa. It is a good idea to vary somewhat your style and narrative techniques. You will continue working on the draft in class.
Week 14: Sunday 11/19/17 - Saturday 11/25/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Panel discussion: Russia vs. the USA on issues of government, people, and personalities.
Offer your analysis of the events and attitudes in the film. If you know of some events that may be used as an illustration, be prepared to talk about them. Be prepared to start with a 5-minute presentation on the subject.
Wednesday
День Благодарения
Friday
День Благодарения
Week 15: Sunday 11/26/17 - Saturday 12/02/17 [show/hide]
Monday
Panel discussion on the events, issues, and attitudes in the films you watched this semester in this course. In preparation for this discussion, write an essay (1.5-2 pp., printed double-spaced). Write about the aspects that were of the most interest to you. If you see any connection between the people in the films and the characters in your reading this semester, include your observations in that regard. You may also include anything relevant that you know from books, other courses, etc. For the panel discussion, be prepared to start with a 5-minute presentation on the subject.
Wednesday
TBA
Friday
Review Slava's final corrections of last week's essay, write your last draft essay.
Week 16: Sunday 12/03/17 - Saturday 12/09/17 [show/hide]