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DEPARTMENT OF RUSSIAN

Head of Department: Mrs. NINA CНRISTESEN, B.A. (Q'1d.), M.A.

ORDINARY DEGREE

( Details for the honours degree are set out at the end of this section.) Group 1(a)

43. RUSSIAN PART IA

This course is adapted to the needs of students with no previous knowledge of the language. It does not normally gualify students to proceed to Russian Part II, but in special cases, and subjject to the approval of the faculty, this permission may be granted. In such cases additional work will be prescribed and students will be required to sit for an additional examination at the end of Russian Part II.

Note: As Russian part IA is essentially

a

practical linguistic course it is not available for external study.

SYLLABUS

(i) Elementary Russian Phonetics. Conversation.

(ii) Grammar. Composition. Translation.

(ш) Outline of Russian History and Culture.

BOOKS

Prescribed textbook:

Uglitzky,

Z.-Russian

Course, Part I. (Available from the department.) Lapidus and Shevtsova—A Russian

-

English Dictionary. (Moscow, 1962.)

Recommended for reference:

Baring,

M.—Landmarks

In Russian Literature. (Barnes & Noble.) Наге, R.

Portraits of Russian Personalities. (N.Y., 1959.) Maynard,

J.-Russia

In Flux. (Macmillan, 1959.)

Маzouг, A. G.

Russia. (Van Nostrand, 1962.)

Iiliukov,

P.-Outlines

of Russian Culture. (U. of Pennsylvania P.) Vernadsky, G.—A History of

Russia.

(Yale U.P.)

EXAMINATION

Two 3-hour papers (the first, on unseen translation into English and Russian and on texts prescribed and provided in typescript by the department, the second on part (ii) of the syllabus ). An oral test of fifteen minutes. Essays will be set on part (iii) of the syllabus). Class work will be taken into account in determining the result of the examination; students are expected to attend tutorial classes regularly and to do the class exercises and terminal tests.

24. RUSSIAN PART I

A course of three lectures per week with tutorial assistance throughout the year.

Pre-requisites for the course are:

(a) Matriculation Russian, or. (b) Russian Part IA, or

(c) Summer School. Intending students must consult the Head of the Depart- ment not later than the second week in January, 1965.

Note.--The course is not available for external study.

SYLLABUS

(i) Grammar. Conversation. Composition. Translation from Russian into English and from English into Russian.

(1) Study of set texts.

BOOKS

Prescribed textbooks:

Uglitzky, Z.

Russian Course. (Available from the department.)

Lapidus and Shevtsova—A Russian

-

English Dictionary. (Moscow, 1962.) 18В

*T-urgenev,

I —Asya.

(Bradda. )

*Pushkin,

A.—Pikovaya

dama. (Bradda. )

Unbegaun, B. O.—Russian

Versification.

(Oxford, 1955.)

*Obolensky, D. (ed.)

—The Penguin Book of Russian Verse.

(Penguin Books, 1962.)

Dictionaries:

Myuller, V.

K.—

Anglo

-

russky

slovar.

(Moskva, 1959.)

Akhmanova, O.

S.-

Russko

-Angliysky slovar.

( Moskva, 1960.)

Avnesov i Ozhegov—Russkoye

literaturnoye

proiznoshenie. ( Moskva, 1960.) EXAMINATION

Two 3-hour papers (the firston grammar and unseen translation into English and into Russian, the second on part (ii) of the syllabus); oral tests and essays during the year. An oral test of fifteen minutes. Class work, both oral and written, will be taken into account in determining the results of the examination.

25. RUSSIAN PART II

A course of four lectures per week, with one tutorial class, throughout the year.

Intending students

must

consult the head of the department of Russian Language and Literature before the beginning of the academic year.

SYLLABUS

(i) Language:

Grammar. Conversation. Composition. Translation from Russian into English and from English into Russian.

(ii) Literature:

(a) Study of set texts. (b) Outlines of Russian literature, thought and history.

BOOKS

Prescribed textbooks:

Unbegauxi, B.

0.—Russian Grammar. ( Oxford 1957.)

Borras

and Christian-Russian

Syntax.

( Oxford,

1955.)

Pulkina, I. M.—A

Short Russian Reference Grammar. ( Moscow,

1960.)

*Lermontov,

1. —Ge r i nashego vremeni. ( Bradda,

London, 1961.)

*Obolensky,

D.—The Penguin Book of Russian Verse. ( Penguin

Books, 1962. )

*Chekhov,

A.-Vishnovy sad. (

Bradda, London, 1962.) Typescript material will be provided by the department.

EXAMINATION

Two 3-hour papers (the first on grammar and unseen translation into English and into Russian, the second on part (ii) of the syllabus) ; oral tests and essays during the year. An oral test of fifteen minutes. Class work, both oral and written, will be taken into account in determining the results of the examination.

26. RUSSIAN PART III

A course of four lectures per week, with one tutorial class, throughout the year.

SYLLABUS

(i) Language:

Grammar. Composition. Translation from English into Russian.

(ii) Unseen translation from Russian into English.

(iii) Literature:

Outline of 19th century Russian literature with special reference to Pushkin and Tolstoy.

BOOKS

Prescribed textbooks:

*Pushkin,

A.-Evgeny Onegin. (Bradda,

London, 1962.)

*Tolstoy, L.—Anna Karenina.

(

Any ed. in Russian. )

*Konovalov,

S.—Russian Prose Composition. ( O.U.P.,

1960.) Unbegaun, B.

O.—Russian Grammar. ( Oxford,

1957.) Borras and Christian—Russian

Syntax.

( Oxford, 1955.)

Pulkina, I. M.-A

Short Russian Reference Grammar.

(Moscow, 1960.) EXAMINATION

Three 3-hour papers, the first on part (i) and (ii) of the syllabus, the second on part (iii) with special reference ta Pushkin, and the third on part (ш) with special reference to Tolstoy. An oral examination.

Essays

during the yeat.

FACULTY OF ARTS HANDBOOK

HONOURS DEGREE

M. SCHOOL OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

( For possible combinations with this school see p. 223.)

1. The course for the degree with honours in the school of Russian Language and Literature comprises the following subjects:

Russian part I, Language and Literature Russian part II, Language and Literature Russian part III, Language

Russian part III, Literature Russian part IV, Language Russian part IV, Literature.

A candidate in this school must take these six subjects and three additional subjects. Two of these additional subjects should form a sub-major. The three addi- tional subjects must be approved by the head of the department of Russian Language and Literature.

It is recommended that the students should acquire some knowledge of modem history, in particular Russian history of the 19th century, and of European philosophy, especially the French philosophers of the 18th and the German philosophers of the 19th centuries.

2. In their First Year, candidates in the honours school should take the honours course in Russian part I, and two additional subjects approved by the head of department.

Admission to the higher years of the course is conditional upon satisfactory performance in this First Year, and students roust be approved by the faculty of Arts as candidates for the degree with honours before entering the Second Year of the honours school. Normally such approval will be given to candidates who have gained at least second class honours in Russian part I. Other candidates who wish to continue in the honours school must interview the head of the department, who will be guided in her recommendation by the merits of the case.

A student who has completed the First Year of the course for the ordinary degree and has passed in Russian part I, may, with the permission of the faculty, enter the honours school. Such a student must make special application to the faculty, through the sub-dean, and, if permission is granted, the faculty will prescribe what further work must be completed before the student is allowed to proceed to the 'final examination.

In their Second Year, candidates will take the honours courses in Russian part II and Modem History B, unless some other subject is specially approved by the head of the department. There will be no formal examination in the honours section of Russian at the end of the year. Examination in the Second Year will be by means of essays set during the year.

In their Third Year candidates will take the honours courses in Russian part III, Language, and Russian part III, Literature.

In their Fourth Year, candidates will take the honours courses in Russian part IV, Language, and Russian part IV, Literature.

3. The final examination in the school of Russian Language and Literature will comprise the following papers:

(a) At the end of the Third Year. In addition to the three papers presented for Russian part III (pass) at the annual examination, one 3-hour paper In each of:

(i) Language: Introduction to the history of the Russian language, and introduction to the comparative philology of the Slavonic languages.

(ii) Literature: Russian literature to mid-nineteenth century, with special reference to the works of Pushkin, and the prescribed texts.

(b) At the end of the Fourth Year. Six 3-hour papers:

(i) Language: 1. Outline history of the Russian language.

2. Advanced translation into Russian.

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3. Comparative philology of the Slavonic languages.

(ii) .Literature:. 1. Russian literature in the second half of the nineteenth century, with special reference to the works of Dostoyevsky.

2. Russian poetry from. Pushkin to the Symbolists.

3. Special study.

Vacation Reading.—Suggestions for reading for the special literary study will be posted on the Modern Languages notice board.

24. RUSSIAN PART I (Bons)

A course of lectures as for the ordinary degree, together with two additional lectures and additional tutorial assistance, throughout the year.

SYLLABUS

(i) As for the ordinary degree.

(ii) Phonetics.

(

) Study of set texts.

i

v ) Additional essays and translation into Russian.

BOOKS

(a) Prescribed textbooks:

(i) As for the ordinary degree.

(ii) *Boyanus, S.

C.-Russian

Pronunciation. (London, 1955.)

(iii) *Tolstoy,

L.—Selections.

(ed. Duddington and Gorodetzky, Oxford, 1959.) (iv) Oxford Book of Russian Verse. (Oxford, 1953.)

EXAMINATION

One 3-hour paper on phonetics and the set texts, in addition to the examination for the ordinary degree.

25. RUSSIAN PARТ II (Ions)

A course of lectures as for the ordinary degree, together with two additional lectures and additional tutorial assistance throughout the year.

SYLLABUS

(i

(i) As for the ordinary degree.

(ii) Old Church Slavonic.

iii) Study of set texts.

v) Additional essays and translation into Russian.

BOOKS

(a) Prescribed textbooks:

*Dostoyevsky, F.—Prestuplenie i nakazanie. ( Moskva, or any other edition in Russian.)

Bogolepov, A. A: Russkaya

Lirika.

(Izdatelstvo imeni Chekhova, New York, 1952.)

*Chekhov, A.—Rasskazy. (Gosizdhudlit, 1956.)

Nandris, G.—Old Church Slavoniс Grammar. (Part I of Handbook of O.C.S. ) (Athlone. Press, London, 1960.)

Typescript material will be provided by the department.

EXAMINATION. As for pass students. No formal examination in the honour syllabus.

ESSAYS AND SEMINAR WORK

Candidates will be required to submit essays, oral tests, and other exercises during.

the year instead of the annual examination in this section.