Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
RUS 270B
Course Title:
Readings in Russian
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Course Description

Read and discuss accessible works of Russian prose and poetry. Emphasizes skills for reading in Russian. Recommended: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in RUS 203 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Reads and understands main ideas of authentic texts
  2. Applies language-learning skills.
  3. Recognizes and approaches cultural differences with respect and open-mindedness.

Course Activities and Design

1. Reading comprehension activities

2. Vocubulary acquisition activities

3. Oral retelling of text

4. Written activities based off of texts

5. Role plays

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Active participation in class
  2. Written summaries of readings
  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)

Themes of course will depend on texts chosen. May include some of the

  1. First love
  2. Russian childhood
  3. Women's issues
  4. Russian fairy tales
  5. Russian children's literature

Competencies and Skills:

  1. Reads and understands main ideas of authentic literary texts
  2. Guesses new vocabulary words from context
  3. Discusses plot and details of texts
  4. Begins to discuss basic themes of texts
  5. Begins to discuss story from different characters' perspectives