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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Spring 2008

EUS 361 • Bulgarian Language and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36336 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
CAL 22

Course Description

The aim of this course is to serve as an introduction to Bulgarian language and culture through practical language classes and group discussions on different aspects of Bulgarian history, society and everyday life with a professional historian and native-speaker. The course is aimed at developing certain language skills (both reading and speaking) through lectures and exercises on original Bulgarian materials (mainly from current newspapers available on the Internet) and English language books and commentaries.

Grading Policy

Grades will be based on attendance and participation, one paper (comparative country profile on a certain aspect of Bulgarian history, culture or society), one group assignment, one grammar test and one final country-facts quiz (with multiple-choice questions) The grade breakdown is as follows: 1) Class participation: 10 % 2) Country profile: 25% 3) Group assignment (writing in Bulgarian project): 20 % 4) Grammar test: 20% 5) Final quiz: 25%


R.J. Crampton, A Concise History of Bulgaria Michael Holman, Teach Yourself Bulgarian Complete Course Package or Ronelle Alexander, Intensive Bulgarian, A textbook and Reference Grammar Evgenia Antova, A Short Grammar of Bulgarian for English Speaking learners or Kjetil Ra Hauge, A Short Grammar of Contemporary Bulgarian


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