Slavic Languages and Literatures | Specialized Russian: Environmental Issues I
S540 | 14206 | Chernishenko
This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students. This is
the 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.