Slavic Languages and Literatures | Advanced Russian 2
R402 | ALL | Kolodziej


Meets 4 hours a week. One hour is set aside for
oral practice. Class is conducted in Russian.

The following is covered in R402:
1. Overall review of R301, R302, R401 materials.
2. Word formation: verbal prefixes and adjectival suffixes.
3. Russian syntax.

The following texts and materials are used:
1. AN OVERVIEW OF RUSSIAN CASES (R301).
2. A HANDBOOK OF RUSSIAN VERB MORPHOLOGY (R302).
3. RUSSIAN ROOT LITS.
4. A HANDBOOK OF RUSSIAN VERBAL PREFIXES.
5. A HANDBOOK ON RUSSIAN SUFFIXES.
6. INTEGRATED LEARNING MODULES X, XI, XII, XIII-
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 understanding 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 context 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.
7. Articles from Russian newspapers and poetry.
8. Videos for aural comprehension.

Workload:
In addition to regular tests, homework, discussions, there will be six
(6) compositions on the stories read in the Modules.

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   5%
exams   15%
compositions  15%
class participation 25%
final cumulative exam 40%