Slavic Languages and Literatures | Specialized Russian: Environmental Issues I
S498 | 14204 | Chernishenko

This is the beginning level intensive Russian survival course which
will acquaint the students with the basic grammatical structures of
Russian along with sufficient vocabulary for a working introduction
to the language. The focus of the course will be on the development
of oral skills, with written work used for reinforcement. Homework
will be devoted largely to repetition and reinforcement while class
time, even from the beginning, will be devoted almost entirely to
active practice.
Listening and reading comprehension will be addressed through
special materials, which will also serve as a basis for discussion
and oral practice. Readings will introduce aspects of everyday
Russian life, figures, events, and issues that are crucial to an
understanding of Russian culture.