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Russian 201 , Introduction to19th Century Russian Literature
Русский 201, Введение в русскую литературу 19ого века


Required Text:

The Golden Age: Readings in Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century.  Sandra F. Rosengrant, Elena D. Lifschitz, eds.
Wiley Publ.  ISBN: 0471309400
Paperback, 384 Pages

Цели курса

Цель курса – это познакомить Вас с выдающимися авторами и литературными произведениями золотого века русской литературы.
  В оригинале мы будем читать, обсуждать и анализировать некоторые из самых популярных литературных движений и творений 19ого века. 


Course Grading

            Take-home exams and submitted papers, in-class oral presentations

Attendance /preparedness (active mastery
               of homework concepts, translations. . .)                         20%

            Final take-home exam                                                       30%

Explanation - Grades for classroom performance

Classroom performance shall receive two grades. One grade shall indicate performance while you are present in the course. This grade shall reflect your preparedness, activity in the course, willingness to take part.  The second grade shall reflect unexcused absence and shall be entered on the spread sheet as a zero. Since the dates of absence shall be recorded on the computer, the amount of time averaged at "zero" shall be directly averaged with your classroom performance grade.

Example:  15 week semester—Unexcused absences =12 (4 full weeks of a 3 day per week course).
—Classroom performance grade for time in class ==B (85) [=11 X 85 = 935]


Setting up Cyrillic on your computer


If you are using XP or VISTA, go to >SETTINGS, >CONTROL PANEL, >REGIONAL and LANGUAGE OPTIONS.  In the drop-down menu go to >LANGUAGE and click DETAILS. Click >ADD.  In the language list find >RUSSIAN and click >OK.  When the panel closes, click OK again.  You have Cyrillic using the Russian keyboard.   The screen TRAY will now show an EN or RU.
Change the language by clicking in the tray or toggle with SHIFT + ALT.  Download the ASDF PHONETIC keyboard @  
Clear directions are given on this page.  Although MAC information is listed below, the bottom of this page also contains information for phonetic keyboards in the MAC operating system.

Additional information is also available at the following two sites:

The following web site contains down loadable fonts and keyboard drivers if you are using something other than XP.  There are TWO standard Russian keyboards.  I recommend neither, but rather the so-called  "phonetic" or "homophonic" keyboard.  In this layout, most Russian letters are found where their English equivalents would be.  This speeds typing.

Should you wish to map your won keyboard, visit:


MAC users may enable Cyrtillic from within their operating program.  The phonetic keyboard for MAC is located at .  This is FREE shareware.
The MAC phonetic keyboard download is also @
Go to the chart with FONTS and KEYBOARD LAYOUTS.  Download from the "phonetic" listing.

Absence for Religious Holidays
Religious Holidays:
 Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors
by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work
for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work.