Elementary Russian I RUSSN-UA-101, Elementary Russian II RUSSN-UA 102
Introductory courses in spoken and written Russian designed for English-speaking students who have no previous exposure to the language. Students acquire fundamental skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Emphasis on communicative skills, strong cultural component, interactive tasks.
Prerequisite for RUSSN-UA 102 is RUSSN-UA 101. Students who wish to enroll in RUSSN-UA102 by- passing RUSSN-UA 101 need to take the CAS online placement test and see the departmental language coordinator Irina Belodedova.
Intermediate I RUSSN-UA103, Intermediate II RUSSN-UA 104
Continuing study of Russian at the Intermediate level. The courses are designed for English-speaking students. Students read authentic short texts, write compositions on everyday topics, develop oral proficiency via daily class and home assignments and interactive exercises. Emphasis on communicative skills and cultural awareness.
Prerequisite for RUSSN-UA 103 is RUSSN-UA 102 and RUSSN-UA 104 is RUSSN-UA 103.
Students who wish to enroll in either RUSSN-UA 103 or RUSSN-UA 104 but don't have the necessary prerequisites, need to take the CAS online placement test and see the departmental language coordinator.
Students who complete RUSSN-UA 104 satisfy CAS Foreign Language Requirement.
Russian Grammar & Composition I RUSSN-UA 105, Russian Grammar & Composition II RUSSN-UA 106
The courses are designed for Russian Heritage Speakers who need to develop oral, written, and reading proficiency in Russian. Students learn fundamental Russian grammar; read authentic short stories, poetry, texts on culture and social issues; write short compositions and narratives; discuss everyday topics. Russian Heritage Speakers who complete RUSSN-UA 105 and RUSSN-UA 106 satisfy CAS Foreign Language Requirement.
Russian Heritage Speakers who wish to be exempt from the CAS Foreign Language Requirement need to see the departmental language coordinator Irina Belodedova.
Advanced Russian I RUSSN-UA 107, Advanced Russian II RUSSN-UA 108, Advanced Russian III
Continuing study of Russian at the Advanced level. Students read authentic short stories, articles, poetry; watch films and videos; discuss cultural and social topics; write summaries, narratives, compositions; learn advanced syntax; develop oral and written proficiency necessary for successful participation in Study Abroad programs in Russia.
Prerequisites for RUSSN-UA 107, RUSSN-UA 108, RUSSN-UA 109:
RUSSN-UA104, RUSSN-UA 106, or either of the Advanced Russian Courses. The Advanced Russian courses can be taken out of sequence. Students who wish to take an Advanced Russian course without the above-mentioned prerequisites need to take the CAS online placement test and see the departmental language coordinator Irina Belodedova.