- Course Number:
- RUS 203
- Course Title:
- Second Year Russian
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Course DescriptionContinuation of RUS 202. Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of RUS 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Manage most communicative tasks in a variety of social situations.
2. Communicate effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with most native speakers.
3. Narrate and describe with increased detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes and all six cases with consistent accuracy.
4. Understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Russian-speaking world and how it relates to ones own cultural perspective.
5. Compare and contrast historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected words of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts
from the target culture.
6. Analyze and develop responses to hypothetical and increasingly complex ideas in a variety of authentic material 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:
- Uni-directional and multi-directional verbs of motion in past, present and future
- Usage of uni-directional and multi-directional verbs of motion
- Review of stating destination/location using accusative and prepositional cases
- Stating destination/location at persons house using dative and genitive cases
- Stating Ð¾ÑÐºÑÐ´Ð° Ð¾rigin using genitive case
- Environmental/social impact of driving in Russia
- Travel and vacations
- Prefixed verbs of motion formation and usage in past, present, and future
- Prefixed verb of motion, prepositions and case governance
- Describing direction and routes
- Solutions to environmental/social issues of driving in Russia
- Relative clauses with ÐºÐ¾ÑÐ¾ÑÑÐ¹-singlular and plural all cases
- Formation and aspect usage of imperative verbs
- Russian superstitions and folk beliefs
- Making comparisons
- Formation of regular and irregular comparative adjectives
- Expansion of professions vocabulary
- Discussing professions and work
- Jobs/employment in Russia
- Real and hypothetical conditions and the conditional mood
- Subjunctive mood to state wishes
- Russian novella Goluboe i zelyonoe
Competencies and Skills:
- Manages increasingly detailed discussions about itinerary, travel and vacations, environmental issues related to driving, superstitions, school, work, career plans, unemployment, job skills, real and hypothetical situations
- Speaks in the present tense with high degree of accuracy and a greater range of verbs
- Correctly uses verbal aspect in both past and future tenses but not consistently
- Speaks about hypothetical situations with limited accuracy
- Speaks using the six cases with much greater accuracy
- Communicates effectively using some circumlocution and rephrasing with most native speakers.
- Comprehends normal rate native speech in contextual settings.
- Writes using detail and multiple paragraphs in a variety of time frames and modes and all six cases with consistent accuracy.
- Reads and understands the main ideas and details of more complex authentic texts including selected short stories and a short novella.
- Uses increased contextual and linguistic clues to consistently deduce the meaning of new vocabulary
- Begins to analyze and develop responses to hypothetical and increasingly complex ideas in a variety of authentic material in the target language
- Begins to understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes in regard to education, work, vacation, environmental issues, and superstitions within the Russian-speaking world in relation to ones own cultural perspective
- Begins to compare and contrast historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected words of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts from the target culture.