Elementary Russian I

Course NameElementary Russian I
Course CodeRUS100
DescriptionRussian 100 is a beginning language course introducing students to language and culture. The goal is for the student to gain basic comfort in speaking and writing Russian on topics of personal interest. The focus is on learning words and phrases related to the topics of self-description, one’s interests, family, living spaces, city and university, introducing and getting acquainted, getting around the city and country, asking for directions, eating in restaurants, shopping, traveling and visiting the doctor. An essential element of RUS 100 is writing (daily homework), acquiring basic conversational rituals, reading simple but interesting texts and becoming familiar with the basics of Russian literature and vernacular culture. Russian 200 continues the course (and completes the CEES and IRD requirement).
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of RUS 100 the student will have:
– Mastered basic lexicon of the above specified cultural domains;
– Analyzed and tested out new grammar strategies in listening, writing and speaking; used new conversational routines;
– Opened and managed basic conversations;
– Written brief and basic texts about him or herself, one’s surroundings, family, studies, interests et al.
SchoolThe School of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS