RUSS 101(F)-W088-102(S) Elementary Russian

An introduction to contemporary standard Russian, this course provides opportunities to acquire basic proficiency in all four language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, through intensive use of authentic written materials and a strong emphasis on the spoken word in all class activities. Greater emphasis is placed on writing in the second semester. For students who have studied Russian in secondary school, consultation with the instructor is required before registering for any Russian language course in the sequence 101 through 202. Format: the class meets five hours a week. Regular assignments requiring work in the language lab are given. Requirements: active class participation, completion of all written and lab assignments, quizzes, tests, and a final exam. Credit granted only if both semesters are taken. Students electing this course are required to attend and pass the sustaining program in the winter study period.

Hour: First Semester: SKOMP Second Semester: HOPE