Slavic Languages and Literatures | Adv Intermediate Russian I
R301 | 20648 | Richter


Meets 4 hours a week. One hour is set aside for oral practice.

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%