- Course Number:
- RUS 101
- Course Title:
- First Year Russian
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Course DescriptionEmphasizes active communication in beginning Russian. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. For beginners. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
RUS 101 is offered for four hours of transferable credit. It meets four hours per week and it is the first term of a three term sequence which equals one full year of Russian. This course satisfies part of the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree, counts as an elective for the A.A. degree, and contributes to the general education requirement for other associate degrees.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Manage basic interactions, in both oral and written forms, in highly predictable settings using basic vocabulary in the present tense.
2. Develop circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating a limited number of real world situations in Russian.
3. Recognize linguistic and cultural diversity within the Russian-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to ones own culture.
4. Identify selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art, music, film and/or performing arts in the target language.
5. Acquire strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.
Course Activities and Design
Students are expected to attend all classes, participate actively in classroom activities, and prepare oral and written homework assignments. Students may meet with the teacher in conferences. After the introduction to the course, Russian will be used in the classroom at all times. Students should plan to spend one hour in preparation and practice outside of class for each class hour.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
1. Active participation in class
2. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural and aural competencies
3. Oral interviews with instructor
4. In class, interactive student role-plays and other pair activities
5. Individual and group presentations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Include all or most of the following:
1. The Russian alphabet-sound system
2. Writing in cursive
3. Geography of Russia and ethnic diversity
4. Greetings, introductions and leave-takings
5. Russian name system
6. Famous Russians and their achievements
7. Numbers 1-100
8. Personal pronouns
9. Stating nationality
10. Basic classroom vocabulary-interrogatives ÑÑÐ¾/ÐºÑÐ¾
11. Gender system for nouns and pronoun replacement
12. Places in the city vocabulary
14. Forming nominative plural of nouns
15. Russian city St. Petersburg - history and monuments
16. Expressing location using Ð²/Ð½Ð° with prepositional case
17. Professions vocabulary-stating opinion with Ð¿Ð¾-Ð¼Ð¾ÐµÐ¼Ñ
18. Present tense of Type I verbs Ð·Ð½Ð°ÑÑ/Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ð¸Ð¼Ð°ÑÑ/ÑÐ°Ð±Ð¾ÑÐ°ÑÑ
19. Stating where someone works
20. Family member vocabulary-whos in your family.
21. Family structure in Russia
22. Possessive adjectives and agreement
23. Describing people with simple adjectives-nominative adjective agreement
24. Stating age with dative pronouns
25. Nouns and number system for Ð³Ð¾Ð´/Ð³Ð¾Ð´Ð°/Ð»ÐµÑ
26. Stating residence
27. Housing in Russia
28. Russian-speaking community in Portland/Vancouver
Competencies and Skills:
1. Writes cursive in Cyrillic
2. Reads printed and cursive Cyrillic
3. Manages introductions, greetings, leave taking and exchanges basic personal information in a culturally appropriate manner
4. Says numbers and does basic math
5. Identifies and names objects
6. Describes self and others: name, nationality, profession, personal attributes, residence age
7. Formulates simple questions and answers
8. Writes lists and discrete sentences
9. Reads and understands very simple letters, texts, and thematically related authentic materials
10. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly controlled/contextualized setting.
11. Recognizes basic cultural differences