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RUS 611C • Intensive Russian II
MWF 200pm-300pm BUR 128
This course is the second semester of intensive Russian language instruction developing functional proficiency in listening, speaking, and reading. Writing will be developed both through workbook home assignments and brief reviews and summaries of your reading material.
The entire second-year sequence is covered in one semester.
We will cover all of the basic textbook, Units One through Unit Ten, plus an introductory unit, in the textbook, spending about seven class days on each unit. In addition, this course aims to develop your reading skills through both in-class reading assignments, and individual “free reading” based on a text of your choosing. Portfolio exercises will continue to develop your computer literacy skills – in Russian – for you to be truly functionally proficient and competitive in the language, as well as chronicle your progress in your independent reading project throughout the course.
RUS 601C • Intensive Russian I
MWF 200pm-300pm BUR 228
This course is the first semester of intensive Russian language instruction developing functional proficiency in listening, speaking, and reading. Writing will be developed primarily through workbook and computer-based home assignments. We will cover all of Volumes One and Two of the textbooks, Units One through Unit Fourteen in the textbooks, spending about one week on each unit. In addition, this course aims to develop computer literacy skills – in Russian – for you to be truly functional and competitive in the language.
Textbook: • Davidson, Gor, and Lekic. Russian: Stage One: Live from Russia! 2nd ed., vols. 1 and 2, (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 2008 and 2009). These packaged sets comprise two basic textbooks, two workbooks, two audio CDs, and two DVDs. Available at the University Co-op.
Recommended: • Russian/English Dictionary
• Gerhart, G., The Russian’s World, Orlando: Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
• Garza, T., Fundamentals of Russian Verbal Conjugation for Teachers and Students, Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt and ACTR Publications, 1993.
There are five components of your final course grade. These components and their relative weights are:
1. Testing: 30%
Unit tests: 15%
Final exam: 15%
2. Homework: 15%
3. Participation: 15%
4. Portfolio: 20%
5. Oral Presentation: 20%