Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 201
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- RUS 201
- Course Title:
- Second Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinues the work of first year Russian, reviewing, expanding, and perfecting pronunciation, structure, and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of first year Russian at college level or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Handle a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
2. Communicate using significant repetition, rephrasing, and circumlocution with native speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
3. Write using paragraph-length connected discourse to narrate and describe in present, past and future time frames and using all six cases with
4. Recognize and interpret some cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Russian-speaking world in relation to one’s own cultural perspective.
5. Further analyze historical and cultural movements in the target culture in relation to key works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts.
6. Further apply strategies for analyzing and responding to limited 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:
- Furniture and rooms in a house
- Housing in Russia
- Describing objects in a room
- Hobbies and interests
- Travel and vacation
- Family origin and nationality
- Review of adjectives in the nominative case
- Review of the nominative plural
- Prepositions of location
- Review of present tense
- Verb that require other cases
- Stating possession using genitive case
- Unidirectional and multidirectional verbs of motion
- Stating destination using accusative and dative cases
- Stating location using prepositional and genitive cases
- Review and expansion of use of aspect in past and future tenses
- Stating age using dative case
- Making simple comparisons
Competencies and Skills:
- Describes placement of objects
- Manages basic discussions about interests, hobbies, family past activities, plans for future and vacations
- Begins to use aspect correctly in the past tense
- Formulates questions and answers
- Follows basic directions
- Begins to write paragraphs
- Reads and understands the main ideas and details of simple texts
- Recognizes cultural differences
- Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting.
- Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.