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This course develops all five skills–listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture–for students who have completed at least one year of college-level Russian. Coursework includes a systematic review of Russian grammar, as well as an examination of a variety of authentic materials from Russian and Soviet culture, current events, and daily life. Intermediate students will concentrate on expanding their vocabulary, while more advanced students will focus on reading and writing about unabridged texts in Russian. Students who complete the yearlong sequence of RUSS 151 and RUSS 152 should be well prepared to undertake study abroad in Russia and are encouraged to do so. Each year this course is custom-designed to meet the needs of those students who enroll, so that both intermediate and advanced students can benefit from taking RUSS 151 and/or RUSS 152 more than once, which may be done with the permission of the instructor.
Format: seminar; class meets four hours a week, three with the professor and the fourth with the Russian Teaching Associate (time to be arranged)
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
active class participation, completion of all assignments, quizzes, and a final exam
completion of at least one year of college-level Russian (RUSS 101-102) or permission of instructor