COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RUS 101 - BEGINNING
RUSSIAN I (5 CR.)
Develops the understanding,
speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure
of the language. Lecture 5 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
a basic introductory course, places emphasis on the development of proficiency
in the following skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Students
learn to function in the language within a limited context of vocabulary
and structures. The course includes a general introduction to culture.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
Able to understand
short, learned utterances and some sentence-length utterances, particularly
where context strongly supports understanding and speech is clearly audible.
Comprehends words and phrases from simple questions, statements, high-frequency
commands and courtesy formulae. May require repetition, rephrasing and/or
a slowed rate of speech for comprehension.
Able to satisfy partially
the requirements of basic communicative exchanges by relying on learned
utterances but occasionally expanding these through simple recombination
of their elements. Can ask questions or make statements involving learned
material. Shows signs of spontaneity although this falls short of real
autonomy of expression. Speech continues to consist of learned utterances
rather than of personalized, situationally adapted ones. Vocabulary centers
on areas such as basic objects. places, and most common kinship terms.
Pronunciation may still be strongly influenced by first language. Although
errors may be frequent and some repetition may be needed, most speakers
at this level can be understood by sympathetic interlocutors.
Has sufficient control
of the writing system to interpret written language in areas of practical
need. Where vocabulary has been learned, can read for instructional and
directional purposes standardized messages, phrases or expressions, such
as some items on menus, schedules, timetables, maps, and signs. At times,
but not on a consistent basis, the reader at this level may be able to
derive meaning from material at a slightly higher level where context and/or
extra linguistic background knowledge are supportive.
Able to write simple
fixed expressions and limited memorized material and some recombinations
thereof. Can supply information on simple forms and documents. Can write
with some errors names, numbers, dates, own nationality, and other simple
autobiographical information as well as some short phrases and simple lists.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
The student will learn
the structure of the Russian language in a prescribed sequence beginning
with the simplest structures and working toward the more complex. Students
learn correct Russian pronunciation.
House and Home
Earning a Living
Public and Private Services
Health and Welfare
The development of
the awareness of culture patterns, including social patterns of behavior,
historical developments, and contributions to the arts and sciences.