Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101  Beginning Russian I 3 Credits


Students who have studied this language for three or more years in high school, or who use it at home, are not eligible to register for this course. Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Lab work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 102  Beginning Russian II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): RUSS 101. The fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture. Previous course RUSS 112 effective through Spring 2018.

RUSS 121  Intermediate and Heritage Russian 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): RUSS 102. Continuation of Russian 101 and 102. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. This includes students with some conversational Russian due to heritage but little or no experience reading and writing. Review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Targeted instruction for students with different backgrounds. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 132  Spoken and Written Language Practice 3 Credits


Continuation of Russian 101 and 121. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 201  Advanced Russian I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): RUSS 121 or RUSS 132. Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 141 effective through Winter 2012. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 202  Advanced Russian II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): RUSS 201. Special fee. Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 152 effective through Winter 2012. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 231  Business Russian 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): RUSS 132 or departmental approval. This course focuses on the development of culturally appropriate written and oral communication in business contexts. Specialized vocabulary, discourse styles and the interpersonal etiquette required to function effectively in the Russian-speaking business world will be addressed, as well as the organization and culture of businesses in Russian-speaking countries. Students who complete this class will develop the skills necessary to conduct professional interviews, meetings and presentations, and produce written communication in a variety of styles required in a business setting, including emails, reports and letters. Taught in Russian. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 375  Russian Study Abroad 3-9 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. This course is designed to give teachers and students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of Russia. This aim will be achieved through visits to various representative sites, tours, and lectures. 3 hours lecture.

RUSS 478  Independent Study in Russian 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval. Directed individual study and research in Russian for special students. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 3 hours lecture.