COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RUS 202 - INTERMEDIATE
RUSSIAN II (3 CR,)
Continues the development
of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian.
Class conducted in Russian. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of Intermediate
Russian II is to enable the student to become more proficient in speaking
and understanding Russian in a greater variety of situations. He learns
the more complex structures of the Russian language. He learns to read
and write without recourse to translations.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
The prerequisite for
this course is RUS 201 - "Intermediate Russian II" or equivalent.
While quantity and
quality are not significantly higher than in Russian 201, the listener
is able to sustain understanding over longer stretches of connected discourse
on a number of topics pertaining to different times and places; however,
understanding is inconsistent.
Able to handle successfully
most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations, but errors
are evident. Limited vocabulary still necessitates hesitation and may bring
about slightly unexpected circumlocution. There is emerging evidence of
connected discourse, particularly for simple narration and/or description.
The speaker can generally be understood even by interlocutors not accustomed
to dealing with speakers at this level, but repetition may still be required.
Able to read consistently
with full understanding simple connected texts dealing with basic personal
and social needs about which the reader has personal interest and/or knowledge.
Can get some main ideas and information from texts featuring description
and narration although structural complexity may interfere with comprehension.
May have to read material several times for understanding.
Able to meet many
practical writing needs and limited social demands. Can take notes in some
detail on familiar topics and respond in writing to personal questions.
Can write simple letters, brief synopses and paraphrases and summaries
of biographical data, work and school experience. Relying primarily on
content words and time expressions to express time, tense, or aspect, some
precision is displayed; where tense and/or aspect is expressed through
verbal inflection, forms are produced rather consistently. An ability to
describe and narrate in paragraphs is emerging. Writing, though faulty,
is generally comprehensible to natives.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
Further development in
cross cultural comparisons
use of leisure time