Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 202

Course Number:
RUS 202
Course Title:
Second Year Russian
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Course Description

Continuation of RUS 201. Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of RUS 201 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Handle a wider range of communicative tasks in selected social situations.
2. Communicate more effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with native speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
3. Further apply discourse to narrate and describe in more detail and length using a variety of time frames and all six cases with greater accuracy.
4. Expand understanding of cultural similarities and differences within the Russian-speaking world in relation to one€™s own cultural perspective.
5. Deepen understanding of historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected words of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts.
6. Analyze and develop responses to selected 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. Food in Russia
  2. Measurements and quantities
  3. Buying food
  4. Russian fairy tales and children's poems
  5. Animals
  6. Telephone etiquette
  7. Daily activities and routines
  8. Telling time
  9. Stating dates and years
  10. Russian historical events
  11. Holidays and holiday greetings in Russia
  12. Purchasing gifts
  13. Clothes and physical descriptions
  14. Personality traits and emotions
  15. Possession and lack of using the genitive case
  16. Partative genitive
  17. Review and expansion of the genitive plural
  18. Review and expansion of numbers with nouns and adjectives
  19. Animate accusative plural
  20. Review of numbers
  21. Review of expressing need
  22. Telling time using full system-genitive case
  23. Stating dates using genitive case and prepositional case
  24. Review of instrumental singular and plural for nouns and adjectives
  25. Review of prepositional singular and plural for nouns and adjectives

Competencies and Skills:

  1. Describes physical appearances, animals, daily activities and important life events in short paragraph length
  2. Manages basic interactions over telephone and offers holiday greetings in a culturally appropriate way
  3. Begins to use aspect correctly in the future tense
  4. Formulates more complex questions and answers
  5. Follows more complex directions
  6. Writes single paragraphs
  7. Reads and understands the main ideas and details of more complex texts and authentic materials
  8. Recognizes cultural differences
  9. Comprehends average speed native speech in a highly contextual setting.
  10. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.