Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 202
- Course Number:
- RUS 202
- Course Title:
- Second Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinuation 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 ones 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
- 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:
- Food in Russia
- Measurements and quantities
- Buying food
- Russian fairy tales and children's poems
- Telephone etiquette
- Daily activities and routines
- Telling time
- Stating dates and years
- Russian historical events
- Holidays and holiday greetings in Russia
- Purchasing gifts
- Clothes and physical descriptions
- Personality traits and emotions
- Possession and lack of using the genitive case
- Partative genitive
- Review and expansion of the genitive plural
- Review and expansion of numbers with nouns and adjectives
- Animate accusative plural
- Review of numbers
- Review of expressing need
- Telling time using full system-genitive case
- Stating dates using genitive case and prepositional case
- Review of instrumental singular and plural for nouns and adjectives
- Review of prepositional singular and plural for nouns and adjectives
Competencies and Skills:
- Describes physical appearances, animals, daily activities and important life events in short paragraph length
- Manages basic interactions over telephone and offers holiday greetings in a culturally appropriate way
- Begins to use aspect correctly in the future tense
- Formulates more complex questions and answers
- Follows more complex directions
- Writes single paragraphs
- Reads and understands the main ideas and details of more complex texts and authentic materials
- Recognizes cultural differences
- Comprehends average speed native speech in a highly contextual setting.
- Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.