SRJC Course Outlines

4/19/2024 6:07:19 AMRUSS 39.2 Course Outline as of Summer 2004

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  RUSS 39.2Title:  RUSS LIT-ENGL TRANS  
Full Title:  Russian Literature in English Translation
Last Reviewed:4/26/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Lectures, discussions and film study on selected readings of representative twentieth century Russian authors in English translation.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Representative works in Engl translation of 20th century authors.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  The aim of this course is to present a chronological survey of
   Russian literature in English translation so that students having
   little or no knowledge of Russian can appreciate Russian literary
2.  It will primarily focus on complete works by major Russian authors
   who are universally known and whose writings still have considerable
   relevance to twentieth century readers.
3.  The main focus of the course will aim at helping students to
   understand and appreciate works read.
4.  Students will be encouraged to ask questions and to share and
   critique each other's ideas in class discussions.
5.  The instructor will try to show what is specifically "Russion"
   (as well as universal) in Russian literature and to foster a
   sensitivity to ideas and values within a culture that is in many
   respects very different from their own.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The course will provide an introduction to each historical period
   so that students can understand the context within which the
   various authors wrote.
2.  Students will be made familiar with the main social, political
   and artistic trends of each period, and these will be related to
   such questions as the author's motivations in writing and the
   content and style of his or her works.
3.  Significant biographical details will be provided for each author.

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1.  There will be three tests (one on each of the first three
   chapters) as well as a final (cumulative, but with an emphasis
   on the final time period).
2.  The tests will contain an initial factual component (multiple
   choice, quote identification, brief informational questions).
3.  This will test the student's knowledge of historical background,
   author's biographies, and the contents of works read.
4.  A second part will consist of several essay questions which will
   allow students to exercise their critical abilities by analyzing
   and interpreting aspects of works that have been read.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers, IN-CLASS DICTATIONS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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All text of Russian origin.

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