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An introduction to contemporary standard Russian, this course provides opportunities to acquire basic proficiency in all five language skills–listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture–through immersion, intensive use of authentic materials, and a strong emphasis on the spoken word in all class activities. Greater emphasis is placed on writing in the second semester. For students who already know some Russian, consultation with the department is required before registering for any Russian language course in the sequence 101 through 252. In 2020-2021, RUSS 101 will be a hybrid course. Most of the instruction will be online in both big and small-group format, but there will be some in-person components as well. The final course format will be developed together with students, taking into account health and safety considerations, pedagogical needs, and learning preferences.
Format: seminar; class meets five times a week and will rely on various modes of instruction
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
active class participation, completion of all assignments, oral and written assessments, and summative exercises.
first-and second-year students; students expressing an interest in the Russian major or certificate
students registered for RUSS 101-102 are required to attend and to pass the sustaining program during the winter study period; credit granted only if both semesters (RUSS 101 and 102) are taken