102. First-Year Russian, Continued. Russian 101 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103, 111, or 112. (4). (LR).
In this course, the sequel to Russian 101, students complete their introduction to Russian grammar, expand their vocabulary and learn to express themselves in Russian about topics of interest, including Russian culture. The prerequisite is Russian 101 or its equivalent. Prior to the course, students would have covered the following topics: the alphabet (printed and cursive), vowel reduction, intonation patterns, noun gender and adjectival agreement, and hard/soft noun endings. Familiarity with the following case endings for nouns, adjectives, and pronouns is assumed: nominative (singular and plural), accusative (singular and inanimate plural), prepositional (singular), and genitive case. For verbs, students would know past, present and future tenses of imperfective and perfective aspect. In addition, students should have covered such conversational topics as introductions, expressions for greetings and farewells and getting acquainted. The course meets 10 hours/week and requires at least 2 hours/week listening to cassettes and approx. 25 hours/week for homework. Text: Russian Stage One, 2nd ed., Bitekhina, Davidson, Dorofeyeva, Fedyanina. Cost:3 WL:4
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