2021-2022 Catalog

RUSN 338 Russian Literature: Dreamers, Realists, and the In-Between

Should you abandon yourself to the sensual beauty of the world? Or should you embrace a life of asceticism and simplicity? Is there an even more attractive path in between? Is it also a more difficult one? Major works by Russian writers—including Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov—will guide our discussions of these questions. This course will meet twice a week with CSLC 138, and for one additional 85 minute session per week to develop Russian students’ language skills. Students will have an opportunity to translate and discuss selections from texts by Russian writers, especially Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. Students completing the final paper in this course with a grade of C or higher can use this work to satisfy the Second-Stage Writing Requirement. 


5 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus