1. To read in Russian mutually agreed upon poems, short stories, and plays of nineteenth-century Russian literature and understand their literary, social, historical, and religious contexts.
2. To write essays in Russian in which students are able to formulate insightful arguments and support their ideas with detailed textual references. This written work should be characterized by good organization and a logical development of ideas.
Analysis and Discussion
3. To analyze and discuss the literary works and the authors in Russian as the course will be taught predominantly in Russian.