Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101  Beginning Russian I  (3 credits)

Students who have studied this language for three or more years in high school, or who use it at home, are not eligible to register for this course. Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Lab work. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 102  Beginning Russian II  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 101. The fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Laboratory work. Equivalent course RUSS 112 effective through Spring 2018. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 121  Intermediate and Heritage Russian  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 102. Continuation of Beginning Russian I and II. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. This includes students with some conversational Russian due to heritage but little or no experience reading and writing. Review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Targeted instruction for students with different backgrounds. Laboratory work. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 132  Spoken and Written Language Practice  (3 credits)

Continuation of Russian 101 and 121. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 201  Advanced Russian I  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 121 or RUSS 132. Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 202  Advanced Russian II  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 201. Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement.

RUSS 331  Business Russian  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 201 or departmental approval. This course focuses on the development of culturally appropriate written and oral communication in business contexts. Specialized vocabulary, discourse styles and the interpersonal etiquette required to function effectively in the Russian-speaking business world will be addressed, as well as the organization and culture of businesses in Russian-speaking countries. Students who complete this class will develop the skills necessary to conduct professional interviews, meetings and presentations, and produce written communication in a variety of styles required in a business setting, including emails, reports and letters. Taught in Russian. Equivalent course RUSS 231 effective through Spring 2020.

RUSS 351  Advanced Spoken Russian  (3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 202 or permission of Russian Language Coordinator. Open to students who have acquired advanced-level Russian proficiency. The course develops students' listening and speaking skills through guided conversation in common social, cultural, and professional contexts. Emphasis on improved fluency, active vocabulary, and accent reduction.

RUSS 375  Russian Study Abroad  (3-9 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. This course is designed to give teachers and students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of Russia. This aim will be achieved through visits to various representative sites, tours, and lectures.

RUSS 478  Independent Study in Russian  (1-3 credits)

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Directed individual study and research in Russian for special students. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different.