Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 151

Course Number:
RUS 151
Course Title:
First Year Russian
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Course Description

Continues 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 one€™s 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

  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. Daily activities in past and future
  2. Colors
  3. Clothes
  4. Public transportation in Russia
  5. Making purchases
  6. Talking about weekly schedules
  7. Holidays and celebrations in Russia
  8. Weather and seasons
  9. Seasonal activities
  10. Expressing need
  11. Food and drink in Russia
  12. Past and future tense of imperfective verbs
  13. Expressing "with" using instrumental case.
  14. Adjectives in the accusative
  15. Expressing likes with dative case
  16. Possession with genitive case
  17. Stating destination with accusative case
  18. Adjectives in the prepositional case
  19. Numbers 1-100,000
  20. Indirect objects with dative case
  21. Expressing need using "nado," "nuzhen, nuzhna, nuzhno, nuzhni" with dative case
  22. Instrumental case without preposition
  23. Instrumental plural
  24. Aspect-imperfective/perfective verbs
  25. Uses of genitive plulal
  26. Use of numbers with nouns

Competencies and Skills:

  1. Describes daily and weekly routines in past and future
  2. Manages very basic interactions in stores, restaurants and domestic settings.
  3. Talks about past and future activities
  4. Describes weather and seasonal activity preferences
  5. States quantities using numbers and nouns
  6. Formulates questions and answers
  7. Follows basic directions.
  8. Writes strings of sentences
  9. Reads and understands the main ideas in simple texts
  10. Recognize cultural differences
  11. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting.
  12. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.