RUSS-1010 Beginning Russian I

4 Credits

Introduction to modern Russian language. Emphasis on speaking, understanding spoken Russian, reading and writing through multiple approaches including audio, video and computer components. Supporting study of basic principles of grammar.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

RUSS-1020 Beginning Russian II

4 Credits

Continued study of grammar and vocabulary. Oral and written exercises. Reading of texts of medium difficulty. Developing aural comprehension skills and ability for oral expression through patterns learned from audio-visual materials used in classroom.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): RUSS-1010 Beginning Russian I, or departmental approval.

RUSS-1820 Independent Study/Research in Russian

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

RUSS-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Russian

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

RUSS-2010 Intermediate Russian I

3 Credits

Introduction to more advanced vocabulary and speech patterns and continuation of in-depth study of grammar. Practical application of skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Russian. Cultural exposure through reading texts and using multi-media approaches. Attendance at various cultural events may be required.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): RUSS-1020 Beginning Russian II, or departmental approval.

RUSS-2020 Intermediate Russian II

3 Credits

In-depth study of advanced vocabulary and speech patterns, complex sentence structures and grammar. Advanced skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Continued cultural exposure through text reading, film viewing, audio, video and computer materials and discussions.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): RUSS-2010 Intermediate Russian I, or departmental approval.

RUSS-2410 Russian Conversation and Composition

3 Credits

Conversation and composition revolve around topics of general interest taken from everyday life. In conversing, students develop pronunciation, intonation, fluency and comprehension skills. Writing fosters practice of familiar terminology mixed with new vocabulary and idioms.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): RUSS-2020 Intermediate Russian II, or departmental approval.

RUSS-2420 Russian Literature and Culture

3 Credits

Survey of Russian literature, emphasizing 19th and 20th centuries, highlighting prose and verse of representative writers and their works in perspective of traditional and contemporary Russian culture.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): RUSS-2020 Intermediate Russian II, or departmental approval.

RUSS-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Russian

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

RUSS-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Russian

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.