Advanced Russian II: Children and Laughter in Russia

Students will enter the world of Russian children's folklore, literature, songs, film, and animation. From lullabies to folktales, from Pushkin's skazki, animal fables by Krylov, didactic stories by Tolstoy, we will move on to examine the contributions of Soviet authors from the early 1920s to the present (V. Maiakovsky, K. Chukovsky, S.Marshak, D. Kharms, M. Zoshchenko, A. Gaidar, N. Nosov, E. Uspensky, G. Oster) and their effect on the aesthetic development and ethical upbringing of children in Russia. The course emphasizes oral proficiency, extensive reading, and weekly writing assignments. Students will create and present a final project on their own special research interest.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 30

Prerequisites: RUSS 301 or RUSS 305 or the equivalent.

Instructor: Epsteyn

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Every other year; Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Taught in Russian.