- Course Number:
- RUS 151
- Course Title:
- First Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinues the work of RUS 150. Emphasizes active communication in Russian. 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.
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
- 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:
1. Expanded daily activities in present, past, and future tenses
2. Formation of imperfective past and future tenses
3. Preposition Ñ + instrumental case-singular nouns
4. Technology vocabulary and personal possessions
5. Possession and lack of possession using Ñ Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ ÐµÑÑÑ/Ð½ÐµÑ + genitive case
6. Describing people and things using nominative case adjectives
7. Nominative case adjectives endings for singular and plural nouns
8. Russian capital Moscow-history and monuments
9. Colors and describing color of an object
10. Food and drink vocabulary
11. Food and drink preferences
12. Accusative case adjective endings for inanimate singular and plural nouns and animate singular nouns
13. Preposition «Ñ» + intrumental singular and plural nouns
14. Use of instrumental case without Ñ for stating instrument used to perform action
15. Russian cuisine and meal etiquette
16. Uni-directional verbs of motion Ð¸Ð´ÑÐ¸ and ÐµÑ Ð°ÑÑ
17. Expanded places in the city vocabulary
18. Stating destination using Ð²/Ð½Ð° + accusative case
19. Stating mode of transportation using Ð½Ð° + prepositional case
20. Public transportation system in Russia
21. Seasons and weather vocabulary
22. Climate and weather in Russia
23. Russian landscape painters Levitan and Shishkin
24. Telling time-simplified system + a.m./p.m.
25. Daily activities and schedules
26. Sequencing vocabulary
27. Days of the week and stating weekly schedules
28. Expressing need with Ð½Ð°Ð´Ð¾
29. Months and stating when event occurs using Ð² + prepositional case
30. Introduction to concept of verbal aspect
31. Russian imperfective and perfective verb pairs
32. Use of imperfective and perfective aspect in past tense
33. Indirect objects in dative case-dative singular endings for nouns
34. Verbs that require dative case
35. Stating likes and dislikes with Ð½ÑÐ°Ð²Ð¸ÑÑÑÑ
36. Numbers 1-100,000
37. Stating price
38. Making purchases
39. Post-Soviet economic crisis and inflation
40. Shopping in Russia
Competencies and Skills:
1. Manages basic interactions about childhood, past and future activities, family and personal possessions, in restaurants, stores, domestic settings, and on public transportation
2. Gives simple descriptions of objects and people using proper adjective endings
3. Describes childhood, past and future activities, food preferences, weather, daily and weekly routines, and making purchases in present, past and future with good accuracy
4. Describes past and future activities using imperfective past and future with limited accuracy
5. Talks about past activities using imperfective and perfective past tenses with limited accuracy
6. Formulates questions and answers
7. Follows basic directions
8. Writes increasingly complex sentences and simple paragraphs using grammar learned
9. Reads and understands the main ideas in short letters, simple texts and thematically related authentic materials
10. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly predictable and contextual setting.
11. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non- native speakers.
12. Recognize cultural differences