Slavic Languages and Literatures | Advanced Intermediate Russian
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%