Russian (RUSSIAN)

Courses

RUSSIAN 1A. Fundamentals of Russian. 5 Units.

Focuses on reading, comprehension, basic composition, and conversation skills, and gives the student an initial exposure to the Russian cultural scene.

Prerequisite: Placement into RUSSIAN 1A.

Overlaps with RUSSIAN 1AB.

Restriction: RUSSIAN 1A and RUSSIAN 1AB may not be taken for full credit.

RUSSIAN 1AB. Intensive Russian Fundamentals. 7.5 Units.

First half of first‐year Russian in a time‐intensive form. Development of meaningful communicative skills for the purposes of interaction with Russian speakers and beginning study of Russian. Learner‐centered approach develops speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills and knowledge. Course may be offered online.

Prerequisite: Placement into RUSSIAN 1A.

Overlaps with RUSSIAN 1A, RUSSIAN 1B.

Restriction: RUSSIAN 1AB and RUSSIAN 1A and RUSSIAN 1B may not be taken for full credit.

RUSSIAN 1B. Fundamentals of Russian. 5 Units.

Focuses on reading, comprehension, basic composition, and conversation skills, and gives the student an initial exposure to the Russian cultural scene.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 1A or placement into RUSSIAN 1B. RUSSIAN 1A with a grade of C or better.

Overlaps with RUSSIAN 1AB, RUSSIAN 1BC.

Restriction: RUSSIAN 1B and RUSSIAN 1AB and RUSSIAN 1BC may not be taken for full credit.

RUSSIAN 1BC. Intensive Russian Fundamentals. 7.5 Units.

Second half of first‐year Russian in a time‐intensive form. Development of meaningful communicative skills for the purposes of interaction with Russian speakers and beginning study of Russian. Learner‐centered approach develops speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills and knowledge. Course may be offered online.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 1AB or Russian 1B. RUSSIAN 1AB with a grade of C or better. RUSSIAN 1B with a grade of C or better.

Overlaps with RUSSIAN 1B, RUSSIAN 1C.

Restriction: Russian 1BC and Russian 1B and Russian 1C may not be taken for full credit.

(VI)

RUSSIAN 1C. Fundamentals of Russian. 5 Units.

Focuses on reading, comprehension, basic composition, and conversation skills, and gives the student an initial exposure to the Russian cultural scene.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 1AB or RUSSIAN 1B or placement into RUSSIAN 1C. RUSSIAN 1AB with a grade of C or better. RUSSIAN 1B with a grade of C or better.

Overlaps with RUSSIAN 1BC.

Restriction: RUSSIAN 1BC and RUSSIAN 1C may not be taken for full credit.

(VI)

RUSSIAN 2A. Intermediate Russian. 4 Units.

Students read simple passages from contemporary Russian literary texts and newspapers. Development of oral skills and exposure to Russian culture continue.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 1BC or RUSSIAN 1C or placement in RUSSIAN 2A. RUSSIAN 1BC with a grade of C or better. RUSSIAN 1C with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities majors and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

RUSSIAN 2B. Intermediate Russian. 4 Units.

Students read simple passages from contemporary Russian literary texts and newspapers. Development of oral skills and exposure to Russian culture continue.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 2A or placement into RUSSIAN 2B. RUSSIAN 2A with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities majors and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

RUSSIAN 2C. Intermediate Russian. 4 Units.

Students read simple passages from contemporary Russian literary texts and newspapers. Development of oral skills and exposure to Russian culture continue.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 2B or placement into RUSSIAN 2C. RUSSIAN 2B with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities majors and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

RUSSIAN 50. Russian Culture . 4 Units.

Study of varied topics in Russian culture, area studies, and society, both in the present and in historical perspective.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times as topics vary.

(IV, VIII)

RUSSIAN 99. Special Studies Russian. 1-5 Units.

Special studies under faculty supervision.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

RUSSIAN 150. Topics in Russian Literature. 4 Units.

Examines major themes in Russian literature, film, and other media from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. Taught in English.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

RUSSIAN 190. Topics in Russian Language Through Film. 4 Units.

Uses Russian films of the late 20th century to enhance students' language skills and deepen their cultural knowledge. Work involves intensive conversation, reading and listening comprehension, and the acquisition of written skills and grammatical accuracy. Conducted primarily in Russian.

Corequisite: RUSSIAN 2C.
Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 2C.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

RUSSIAN 199. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Independent study under direct faculty supervision.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

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