COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RUS 102 - BEGINNING
RUSSIAN II (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
RUS 101 - "Beginning
Russian I" or equivalent
Able to understand
sentence-length utterances which consist of recombinations of learned elements
in a limited number of content areas, particularly if strongly supported
by the situational context. Content refers to basic personal background
and needs, social conventions and routine tasks, such as getting meals
and receiving simple instructions and directions. Listening tasks pertain
primarily to spontaneous face-to-face conversations. Understanding is often
uneven; repetition and rewording may be necessary. Misunderstandings in
both main ideas and details arise frequently.
Able to handle successfully
a limited number of interactive, task-oriented and social situations. Can
ask and answer questions, initiate and respond to simple statements and
maintain face-to-face conversation, although in a highly restricted manner
and with some linguistic inaccuracy. Within these limitations, can perform
such tasks as introducing self, ordering a meal, asking directions, and
making purchases. Vocabulary is adequate to express the most elementary
needs. Strong interference from native language may occur. With repetition,
speakers at this level can generally be understood by sympathetic interlocutors.
Able to understand
main ideas and/or some facts from the simplest connected texts dealing
with basic personal and social needs. Such texts are linguistically noncomplex
and have a clear underlying internal structure, for example chronological
sequencing. They impart basic information about which the reader has to
make only minimal suppositions or to which the reader brings personal interest
Able to meet practical
writing needs. Can write short messages, postcards, and take down simple
notes. Can create statements or questions within the scope of limited language
experience. Material produced consists of recombinations of learned vocabulary
and structures into simple sentences on very familiar topics. Language
is adequate to express elementary needs in writing. Frequent errors in
grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling, but writing can be understood
by natives used to the writing of non-natives.
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.