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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Spring 2010

REE 320 • Georgian Language and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45476 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
GAR 0.128
Chanishvilli

Course Description

The program in Georgian Language and Culture incorporates several areas of study and offers a comprehensive training in the Language, Literature, Folklore, Cultural Anthropology, and History of the region. This course is designed primarily for students who are interested in studying the non-Indo-European languages and traditional cultures of the Caucasus. Rules of grammar are practiced through the texts introduced in the following order: translation exercises and original Georgian short stores, as well as popular folk tales and anthropological essays. Major attention is focused on translating sentences and texts into and out of Georgian. Strong emphasis is given to the historical and cultural contests of development of the Georgian literary tradition, also the folk culture.

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