2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

RUSS 3303 - Advanced Russian: Focus on Reading and Translation


Prerequisite: RUSS 3301  or placement test. This course is designed to develop skills in reading and translating professional and scholarly Russian with an emphasis on politics, international relations, national security, socio-economics, and history. Several authentic texts from the Russian media or excerpted from periodicals will be read and accompanied by listening and written exercises based on new and discipline-specific vocabulary, as well as advanced topics of grammar, word order, and style. Training in short English-to-Russian and Russian-to-English translations will lead to the production of longer translations of the selected authentic texts. The course also covers general theories of translation and specific translation strategies. Final projects consist of a long article translated from a scholarly source in the student’s field of study. 3 credits.