- 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.
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.