Course Content and Outcome Guide for RUS 203
- 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:
- Describing motion and routes
- Making comparisons
- Giving commands
- Russian superstitions and proverbs
- Professions and careers
- Hypothetical conditions
- Russian art
- Prefixed verbs of motion
- Comparative adjectives
- Imperative forms of verbs
- Conditional mood
- Subjunctive mood
- Instumental case with professions and verbs "interesovat'sa" and "stat'"
- Relative pronoun "kotoryj" in all cases
- Introduction to present active and past active participles, and gerunds
Competencies and Skills:
- Gives commands, makes comparisons, describes routes, discusses professions in short paragraph length utterances.
- Manages more complex interactions in familiar situations covering a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate way
- Correctly uses aspect in both past and future tenses but not consistently
- Formulates more complex questions and answers
- Follows more complex directions
- Writes in multiple 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 familiar setting.
- Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.