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Course Number:
RUS 151
Course Title:
First Year Russian
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Course Description

Continues the work of RUS 150. Emphasizes active communication in Russian. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. Recommended: Completion of RUS 150 or instructor permission. Completion of RUS 150-151 is equivalent to RUS 101-102-103. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in a selected variety of settings using the present, past and future tenses.
2. Apply circumlocution and inference skills when navigating a variety of real world situations in Russian.
3. Reflect on linguistic and cultural diversity within the Russian-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
4. Apply a broader understanding of important historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
5. Expand and strengthen strategies for analyzing authentic materials 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

  1. Active participation in class
  2. Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural and aural competencies.
  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)

Include all or most of the following:

            1. Expanded daily activities in present, past, and future tenses

            2. Formation of imperfective past and future tenses

            3. Preposition с + instrumental case-singular nouns

            4. Technology vocabulary and personal possessions

            5. Possession and lack of possession using у меня есть/нет + genitive case

            6. Describing people and things using nominative case adjectives

            7. Nominative case adjectives endings for singular and plural nouns

            8. Russian capital Moscow-history and monuments

            9. Colors and describing color of an object

            10. Food and drink vocabulary

            11. Food and drink preferences

            12. Accusative case adjective endings for inanimate singular and plural nouns and    animate singular nouns

            13. Preposition «с» + intrumental singular and plural nouns

            14. Use of instrumental case without с for stating instrument used to perform           action

            15. Russian cuisine and meal etiquette

            16. Uni-directional verbs of motion идти and ехать

            17. Expanded places in the city vocabulary

            18. Stating destination using в/на + accusative case

            19. Stating mode of transportation using на + prepositional case

            20. Public transportation system in Russia

            21. Seasons and weather vocabulary

            22. Climate and weather in Russia

            23. Russian landscape painters Levitan and Shishkin

            24. Telling time-simplified system + a.m./p.m.

            25. Daily activities and schedules

            26. Sequencing vocabulary

            27. Days of the week and stating weekly schedules

            28. Expressing need with надо

            29. Months and stating when event occurs using в + prepositional case

            30. Introduction to concept of verbal aspect

            31. Russian imperfective and perfective verb pairs

            32. Use of imperfective and perfective aspect in past tense

            33. Indirect objects in dative case-dative singular endings for nouns

            34. Verbs that require dative case

            35. Stating likes and dislikes with нравиться

            36. Numbers 1-100,000

            37. Stating price

            38. Making purchases

            39. Post-Soviet economic crisis and inflation

            40. Shopping in Russia

Competencies and Skills:

            1. Manages basic interactions about childhood, past and future activities, family and personal possessions, in restaurants, stores, domestic settings, and on public transportation

            2. Gives simple descriptions of objects and people using proper adjective endings

            3. Describes childhood, past and future activities, food preferences, weather, daily and weekly routines, and making purchases in present, past and future with good accuracy

            4. Describes past and future activities using imperfective past and future with limited accuracy

            5. Talks about past activities using imperfective and perfective past tenses with limited accuracy

            6. Formulates questions and answers

            7. Follows basic directions

            8. Writes increasingly complex sentences and simple paragraphs using grammar      learned

            9. Reads and understands the main ideas in short letters, simple texts and thematically related authentic materials

            10. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly predictable and contextual setting.

            11. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non- native speakers.

            12. Recognize cultural differences