RUSSIAN 103 - Intensive First-Year Russian
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 101, 102, 111, or 112.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers in one term what is ordinarily covered in two terms of RUSSIAN 101 and 102 and carries eight credits. Students are expected to complete approximately 16-20 hours of homework per week and attend four hours of co-curricular activities (Russian Table/Russian Tea).

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic but solid knowledge of grammatical structures and syntax, a functional vocabulary, familiarity with intonation patterns and native pronunciation, and practice in speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Both vocabulary and grammatical structures are presented in a situational context. Abundant cultural material is introduced throughout the course. Upon the completion of this course, the student can understand simple written texts or short spoken passages without the aid of a dictionary, and can carry on a short, elementary conversation.

Required textbooks and materials:

  1. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! (Volume 1) by Davidson, Gor, and Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes.
  2. Russian Stage One: Live from Moscow! (Volume 2) by Davidson, Gor, Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes.
  3. Course pack at Dollar Bill.

Recommended, but not required:

  1. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! Volume I CD-ROM, 1998. Kendall/Hunt, ISBN 0-7872-4520-8.
  2. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! Volume II CD-ROM, 1998. Kendall/Hunt, ISBN 0-7872-4678-6.
  3. The Russian Reference Grammar: Core Grammar in Functional Context by J. Watzke, J. Sweigert, Jr., Kendall/Hunt 1997, ISBN 0-7872-4467-8.
  4. Russian-English, English-Russian Dictionary by Katzner.

RUSSIAN 103 - Intensive First-Year Russian
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (REC)
MTuThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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