Courses

AP/RU1000 6.0 Y ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN

INSTRUCTOR: TBA
PREREQUISITE: None. Departmental Course Entry Authorization slip required PRIOR TO ENROLMENT. Note: Native and near-native speakers are ineligible for this course.
DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the basics of Russian grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. It also puts in place elementary conversation skills.
FORMAT: Four class hours per week, two meetings per week, plus optional hours in the Multimedia Language Centre.
EVALUATION: Class participation – 10%; quizzes – 40%; mid-year oral examination – 5%; final oral examination – 10%; final written examination – 35%.
TEXTS: Clark, Ben T., Russian.

AP/RU3720 3.0 W TOLSTOY (in translation)

(taught in English) (same as AP/EN3451 3.0W)
INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry
PREREQUISITE: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
DESCRIPTION: This course examines Leo Tolstoy’s major prose works. Major themes include love and death and the portrayal of women. Some film adaptations are included.
FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.

EVALUATION: Two tests – 60%; Report – 30%; participation – 10%.

TEXTS: War and Peace (Penguin); Anna Karenina;Tolstoy, Great Short Works (includes “Death of Ivan Ilych”, “Kreutzer Sonata”).

Note: Students majoring in Russian who are at the 3000 language level or above will be required to do some reading in Russian, the amount depending on their level of language competence.

AP/RU3730 3.0 F DOSTOEVSKY (in translation)

(taught in English) (same as AP/EN3452 3.0)
INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry
PREREQUISITE: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
DESCRIPTION: This course examines works of Dostoevski in the context of literary contemporaries
FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%; Report - 30%; Participation 10%.
TEXTS: Dostoevsky "Notes From the Underground" (Penguin) "The Double" (Penguin)
Gogol “The Diary of a Madman” (Penguin)
Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment (Signet)
Dostoevsky The Gambler (Penguin)
Chernishevsky What is To Be Done (excepts) (course kit)
Turgenev Fathers and Sons (Penguin)
Dostoevsky The Devils (Oxford)
Dostoevsky “The Legends of The Grand Inquisitor” in The Brothers Karamazov (Course Kit)

AP/RU3740 3.0 W CHEKHOV: PLAYS AND SHORT STORIES

(taught in English) (taught with RU4740 3.0 W) (same as AP/EN3453 3.0 W)
INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry
PREREQUISITE: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Open to all students including first-year students. All readings are in English.
Degree credit exclusions AS/RU3740 6.0 or AP/RU3740 6.0; AS/RU4740 3.0 or AP/RU4740 3.0; AS/RU4740 6.0 or AP/RU4740 6.0
DESCRIPTION: This course examines Chekhov’s major plays such as Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, as well as representative short stories. We also analyze some one-act comedies and view film productions of Chekhov’s dramas. Major themes include the portrayal of women and turn-of-the century culture in Russia.
FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%; Report - 30%; Participation - 10%.
TEXTS: A. Chekhov, Anton Chekhov; Early Stories (World Classics); Course Kit; A. Chekhov, Plays (Penguin). A. Chekhov The Portable Chechov (Penguin)
Note: This course meets together with AP/RU4740 3.0. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.

AP/RU3750 3.0 F PETERSBURG IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

(taught in English) (taught with RU4750 3.0 F) (Same as AP/EN3554 3.0 F)

INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry

PREREQUISITE: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Degree credit exclusion: RU4750 3.0

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the theme of Petersburg in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the works of such writers as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bely, and Anna Akhatova. These writers gave literary form to an extended myth of the city and a new vision of the modern urban experience in Russian culture. Literary works are analyzed in relationship to other arts and in the cultural context of their time, extending from the time of Petersburg as capital of the Russian Empire, through the period of the Russian Revolution to the end of the U.S.S.R. and up to the present. To exemplify the theme some films will be shown.

FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions. Readings, lectures, discussions and written assignments are all in English.

EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%; Report -30%; Participation - 10%

TEXTS: Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman”;Gogol, Plays and Petersburg Tales (World Classics) Dostoevsky;“Notes from Underground” (Penguin); Bely, Petersburg(Indiana U. Press); Anna Akhmatova, Selected Poems (Penguin). Solomon Volkov, Petersburg: A Cultural History. Course kit.

Note: This course meets together with AP/RU 4750 3.0. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.

AP/RU3760 3.0 F LOVE AND DEATH IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE

(taught in English) (taught with AP/RU4760 3.0F) Same as AP/EN3555 3.0 F)

INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry

PREREQUISITE: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
Degree credit exclusions: AP/RU2700 6.0 or AP/RU2700 6.0, AP/RU4760 3.0 or AP/RU4740 3.0

DESCRIPTION: Romanticism, the Gothic and the "night side of life" in early nineteenth century Russian literature from Pushkin to Gogol. Themes include love, madness, Byronic heroes, Gothic villains, duels, vampires, exotic captives, the supernatural, the portrayal of women in Russian literature, and the influence of British and European writers such as Byron, Walter Scott, Maturin, Ann Radcliff and E.T.A. Hoffman.

FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%, Report - 30%, Participation 10%

TEXTS: Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (Penguin); Lermontov, Hero of our Time (Penguin); Gogol, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Penguin), Gogol, Dead Souls (Penguin); and short stories and verse tales in course kit, such as Lermontov's "Demon,” Byron's "The Giaour: Fragment of a Turkish Tale,” A. Tolstoy's "Vampire”, Gogol’s “Viy.”

Note: This course meets together with AP/RU 4760 3.0. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.

AP/RU4740 3.0 W CHEKHOV: PLAYS AND SHORT STORIES

(taught in English) (taught with AP/RU3740 3.0W) (same as AP/EN3553 3.0 W)
INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry
PREREQUISITE: This course is open only to 3rd and 4th year Honour Majors in any field.
Degree credit exclusions: AS/RU 3740 3.0 or AP/RU3740 3.0; AS/RU3740 6.0 or AP/RU3740 6.0; AS/RU4740 6.0 or AP/RU4740 6.0.
DESCRIPTION: This course examines Chekhov’s major plays such as Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, as well as representative short stories. We also analyze some one-act comedies and view film productions of Chekhov’s dramas. Major themes include the portrayal of women and turn-of-the century culture in Russia.
FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%; Report and essay - 30%; participation - 10%.
TEXTS: A. Chekhov, Anton Chekhov; Early Stories (World Classics) in course kit; A. Chekhov, Plays (Penguin); Chekhov, The Portable Chekhov (Penguin)
Note: This course meets together with AP/RU 3740 3.0. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.

AP/RU4750 3.0 F PETERSBURG IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

(taught in English) (taught with AP/RU3750 3.0F) (same as AP/EN3554 3.0F)

INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry

PREREQUISITE: This course is open only to 3rd and 4th year Honour Majors in any field.

Degree credit exclusion: AS/RU3750 3.0 or AP/RU3750 3.0.

DESCRIPTION: This course examines the theme of Petersburg in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the works of such writers as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bely, and Anna Akhmatova. These writers gave literary form to an extended myth of the city and a new vision of the modern urban experience in Russian culture. Literary works are analyzed in relationship to other arts and in the cultural context of their time, extending from the time of Petersburg as capital of the Russian Empire, through the period of the Russian Revolution to the end of the U.S.S.R. and up to the present. To exemplify the theme some films will be shown.

FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%; Report and essay - 30%; Participation - 10%
TEXTS: Pushkin, “The Bronze Horseman”; Gogol, Plays and Petersburg Tales (Classics), Dostoevsky, Poor Folk, Dostoevsky, “Notes from Underground” and “The Double” (Penguin); Bely, Petersburg(Indiana U. Press); Anna Akhmatova, Selected Poems (Penguin). Solomon Volkov, Petersburg: A Cultural History. Course kit.
Note: This course meets together with AP/RU3750 3.0W. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.

AP/RU4760 3.0 F LOVE AND DEATH IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE

(taught in English) (taught with AP/RU3760 3.0F) (Same as AP/EN 3555 3.0 F)

INSTRUCTOR: Romana Bahry

PREREQUISITE: This course is open only to 3rd and 4th year Honour Majors in any field.
Degree credit exclusions: AS/RU2700 6.0 or AP/RU2700 6.0, AS/RU3760 3.0 or AP/RU3760 3.0

DESCRIPTION: Romanticism the Gothic and the "night side of life" in early nineteenth Russian literature from Pushkin to Gogol. Themes include love, madness, Byronic heroes, Gothic villains, duels, vampires, exotic captives, the supernatural, the portrayal of women in Russian literature, the influence of British and European writers such as a Byron, Walter Scott, Maturin, Ann Radcliff and E.T.A. Hoffman.

FORMAT: Three consecutive hours; a combination of lectures and discussions.
EVALUATION: Two tests - 60%, one essay - 30%, participation -10%.

TEXTS: Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (Penguin); Captain's Daughter (Vintage); Lermontov, Hero of Our Time (Penguin); Gogol, Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Penguin), Gogol, Deal Souls (Penguin); and short stories and verse tales in course kit, such as, Lermontov's "Demon,” Byron's "The Giaour: Fragment of a Turkish Tale,” A. Tolstoy's "Vampire” Gogol’s “Viy”

Note: This course meets together with AP/RU 3760 3.0. Some readings, assignments and test questions will differ.