Russian II

Course NameRussian II
Course CodeRUS200
DescriptionRussian 200 is an advanced beginning course developing rudimentary knowledge of Russian language and culture. The goal is for the student to grow comfortable in speaking and writing Russian on topics of everyday practical interest. The focus is on learning lexicon related to the topics of culture, movies and songs, hobbies, university studies, travel and orientation in space, eating in and out, shopping, and visiting the doctor. RUS 200 emphasizes the habit of daily homework prep and writing, practice of conversational rituals, reading a variety of attractive texts and growing familiar with Russian literature and vernacular culture. Russian 200 completes IRD language requirement. Russian 200 is also a language course for heritage students, i.e., fluent speakers of colloquial Russian and competent listeners but who are not familiar with standard grammar, have difficulties in writing or do not write at all and cannot read and analyze texts.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Mastered basic lexicon of the above specified cultural domains;
– Tested out all categories of standard Russian grammar;
– Exercised various strategies of listening, writing and speaking;
– Wrote notes, descriptions, diary entries, records of past events and plans for future ones;
– Researched several cultural topics and presented on them; and searched in Russian internet resources.
SchoolThe School of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS