Slavic Languages and Literatures | Advanced Intermediate Russian 1
R301 | ALL | Staff


Meets 3 hours a week. Co-requisite: R325.

The following is covered in R301:
1. Review of the nominal group (nouns, adjectives, numerals, pronouns).
2. Review of the case system (verbal government, prepositions).
3. Introduction to Russian syntax and word formation.

The following texts and materials are used:
1. AN OVERVIEW OF RUSSIAN CASES
2. INTEGRATED LEARNING MODULES I, II, III-
The contextual method used in the Modules allows the story and the
exercises to be integrated in several ways. First, by taking the story apart
morphologically, syntactically and lexically and by mastering individual
parts, the student acquires a clearer under- standing of the whole and is
prepared to discuss the story in  acceptable Russian. Secondly, while
dealing with the living language. the student integrates the linguistic
contxt with social content, progressing beyond abstract grammatical
categories; yet, because of the frame of the story, the material to be
covered is confined to a manageable quantity. Thirdly, each Module builds on
and complements the material of the previous ones. The stories serve to
integrate and reinforce points of grammar, reviewing material already
covered while focusing on new problems.
3. Articles from Russian newspapers and poetry.
4. One Russian movie.

Testing:
a) vocabulary quizzes
b) an hourly exam after each unit of Grammar and after each Module
c) a cumulative Final exam

Grades are based on:
written quizzes  10%
exams   20%
written homework 10%
class participation 15%
class participation 15%