Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 151
- Course Number:
- RUS 151
- Course Title:
- First Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinues the work of RUS 150. Emphasizes active communication in French. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. Recommended: Completion of RUS 150 or instructor permission. Completion of RUS 150-151 is equivalent to RUS 101-102-103. Audit available.
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. Apply 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. Apply 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.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Active participation in class
- Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural and aural competencies.
- Oral interviews with instructor
- In class, interactive student role-plays and other pair activities.
- Individual and group presentations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Include all or most of the following:
- Daily activities in past and future
- Public transportation in Russia
- Making purchases
- Talking about weekly schedules
- Holidays and celebrations in Russia
- Weather and seasons
- Seasonal activities
- Expressing need
- Food and drink in Russia
- Past and future tense of imperfective verbs
- Expressing "with" using instrumental case.
- Adjectives in the accusative
- Expressing likes with dative case
- Possession with genitive case
- Stating destination with accusative case
- Adjectives in the prepositional case
- Numbers 1-100,000
- Indirect objects with dative case
- Expressing need using "nado," "nuzhen, nuzhna, nuzhno, nuzhni" with dative case
- Instrumental case without preposition
- Instrumental plural
- Aspect-imperfective/perfective verbs
- Uses of genitive plulal
- Use of numbers with nouns
Competencies and Skills:
- Describes daily and weekly routines in past and future
- Manages very basic interactions in stores, restaurants and domestic settings.
- Talks about past and future activities
- Describes weather and seasonal activity preferences
- States quantities using numbers and nouns
- Formulates questions and answers
- Follows basic directions.
- Writes strings of sentences
- Reads and understands the main ideas in simple texts
- Recognize cultural differences
- Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting.
- Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.