Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 102

Course Number:
RUS 102
Course Title:
First Year Russian
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Course Description

Continues the work of RUS 101. Emphasizes active communication in Russian. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Recommended: Completion of RUS 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

RUS 102 is offered for four hours of transferable credit. It meets four hours per week and it is the second 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 common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in predictable settings using the present and beginning work in the past tense.
2. Apply circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating selected real world situations in Russian.
3. Identify a limited range of linguistic and cultural diversity within the Russian speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one€™s own culture.
4. Develop a limited understanding of selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
5. Apply some strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.

Course Activities and Design

1. Lecture
2. Oral and written partner activities
3. Large group activities
4. Games
5. Videos
6. Internet activities
7. Listening comprehension
8. Music
9. Cultural presentations

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. Personal interests and activities
2. Music and sports in Russia
3. Classes and studies
4. Russian educational system
5. Expressing likes and dislikes
6. Personal possessions
7. Describing people and things
8. Daily activities in past and future
9. Moscow
10. Accusative case for direct objects
11. Present tense-Type II and evat/ovat verbs
12. Verb "nravitsa" with the dative case
13. Possession and lack of possession using genitive case
14. Adjectives in the nominative case
15. Past and future tense of imperfective verbs
16. Expressing "with" using instrumental case
Competencies and Skills:
1. Gives simple descriptions of objects and people
2. Describes activities in past and future
3. Manages very basic interactions about family, school and self
4. Formulates simple questions and answers
5. Follows basic directions
6. Writes strings of sentences
7. Reads and understands short letters and texts
8. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly predictable setting.
9. Recognizes basic cultural differences