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

Fall 2009

RUS 380C • Advance Russian Composition and Conversation I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46015 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
PAR 310

Course Description

This course is designed to acquire advanced oral and written skills of discussing current events of social, economic, political and art life in the Russian language. Major aspects of modern Russian society will be analyzed with the use of mass media (sredstva massovoy informatsii), including Russian newspaper and magazine articles, TV shows and radio programs. The course consists of a mixture of lectures by the instructor and discussion sessions in which all students are required to participate. Weekly assignments to be distributed by the instructor will include two types of tasks: a) Weekly written assignments - take home essay on the topic previously discussed in class ( 1 essay per week) b) Oral presentations at the end of the semester– individual reports on a topic chosen by a student and approved by the instructor.

Grading Policy

1) 12 Written essays - 5 points each, total of 60 points 2) Oral presentation at the end of the semester – 25 points 3) Class participation and discussion – 15 points


All course materials will be provided by the instructor.


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