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SLAV-S 498 15842/540 15846 Survival Russian* – 3 credits OR SLAV-S 498 15843/540 15845 Specialized Russian: Public Health Care* – 1.5 credits:
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in Bloomington is offering two courses (entry-level and advanced), based on the Russian language skills needed for the participation in International Health Care Delivery: in-country Russian Field Experience course.  The language support will enable students to function successfully in a foreign language and culture environment while doing the field work in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Since participating students from IU Bloomington and IU Indianapolis campuses may have limited or various prior exposure to Russian, two levels of Russian training in the areas of language and culture are offered.  Students who take either of these levels of Russian (which will be available both in Bloomington and Indianapolis via distance-learning) are eligible for scholarships towards the cost of the trip to Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Survival Russian* (entry-level):
Full-semester course offered during the Spring 2009 semester
MWF   50min each class           time of class: 12:20 - 1:10p.m.
Location of class: IUB - Radio-Television Center (rtv) 175, IUPUI - Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (IT) 200a
Instructor: George Fowler gfowler@indiana.edu

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  The goal of the intensive Russian survival course is to 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.

Specialized Russian: Public Health Care* (advanced-level):
Offered during the SECOND EIGHT WEEKS of the Spring 2009 semester
T R      60min each class           time of class: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location of class: IUB - Ballantine 106, IUPUI - Education/Social Work Bldg. (ES) 2101
Instructor: Ronald Feldstein feldstei@indiana.edu

Prerequisites: SLAV-R 302 or the instructor's permission. This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  The course will cover specific to health care technical terminology, language functionality in different professional environments (e.g., hospitals, insurance companies, university departments), and interview skills in Russian. Cultural training will prepare the participants for successful interaction in social and academic situations in Russia.

* Students on the IUPUI-Indianapolis campus must complete the TEMPORARY intercampus transfer form at the following website to be able to register for this spring semester course.  They can take the course on IUPUI campus, it will be facilitated by the distance-learning facility.

* IUPUI GRADUATE students wishing to enroll in these courses should contact Tricia Wall at iuslavic@indiana.edu for permission to register.

Indiana University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: (812) 855-2608

Last updated: 17 February 2009
Comments: iuslavic@indiana.edu
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