- Course Number:
- RUS 103
- Course Title:
- First Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinues the work of RUS 102. Emphasizes active communication in Russian. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. Recommended: Completion of RUS 102 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
RUS 103 is offered for four hours of transferable credit. It meets four hours per week and it is the third 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 a selected variety of settings using the present, past and future tenses.
2. Further develop circumlocution and inference skills when navigating a variety of real world situations in Russian.
3. Reflect on linguistic and cultural diversity within the Russian-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to ones own culture.
4. Develop a broader understanding of important historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
5. Expand and strengthen 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 about 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. Colors and describing color of an object
2. Food and drink vocabulary
3. Food and drink preferences
4. Accusative case adjective endings for inanimate singular and plural nouns and animate
5. Preposition «Ñ» + intrumental singular and plural nouns
6. Use of instrumental case without Ñ for stating instrument used to perform action
7. Russian cuisine and meal etiquette
8. Uni-directional verbs of motion Ð¸Ð´ÑÐ¸ and ÐµÑ Ð°ÑÑ
9. Expanded places in the city vocabulary
10. Stating destination using Ð²/Ð½Ð° + accusative case
11. Stating mode of transportation using Ð½Ð° + prepositional case
12. Public transportation system in Russia
13. Seasons and weather vocabulary
14. Climate and weather in Russia
15. Russian landscape painters Levitan and Shishkin
16. Telling time-simplified system + a.m./p.m.
17. Daily activities and schedules
18. Sequencing vocabulary
19. Days of the week and stating weekly schedules
20. Expressing need with Ð½Ð°Ð´Ð¾
21. Months and stating when event occurs using Ð² + prepositional case
22. Introduction to concept of verbal aspect
23. Russian imperfective and perfective verb pairs
24. Use of imperfective and perfective aspect in past tense
25. Indirect objects in dative case-dative singular endings for nouns
26. Verbs that require dative case
27. Stating likes and dislikes with Ð½ÑÐ°Ð²Ð¸ÑÑÑÑ
28. Numbers 1-100,000
29. Stating price
30. Making purchases
31. Post-Soviet economic crisis and inflation
32. Shopping in Russia
Competencies and Skills:
1. Manages basic interactions in restaurants, stores, domestic settings, and on public transportation
2. Describes food preferences, weather, daily and weekly routines, and making purchases in present, past and future with good accuracy
3. Talks about past activities using imperfective and perfective past tenses with limited accuracy
4. Formulates questions and answers
5. Follows basic directions
6. Writes increasingly complex sentences and simple paragraphs using grammar learned
7. Reads and understands the main ideas in simple texts
8. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting
9. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.
10. Recognize cultural differences