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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2006

RUS 506 • First-Year Russian I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46930 MTWThF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
CAL 419

Course Description

Learn to speak and understand Russian in the context of the new Russia!

This course, the first semester of Russian language instruction, develops functional proficiency in the four basic skills of contemporary Russian: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No previous exposure to foreign language study is assumed. The course is video-driven, centered on a story based on the exploits of an American student and his friends in modern Moscow. Considerable attention is devoted to integrating cultural knowledge into the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Grading Policy

In-class unit tests 40% Comprehensive final exam 20% Daily homework assignments 30% Class participation 10%


Davidson, Gor, and Lekic, Russian, Stage One: Live From Moscow, 3rd ed., Volume I (consists of one textbook, one workbook, one CD, and one DVD)


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