Mar 22, 2023  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 305 - Advanced Russian I

This course builds upon the language skills acquired in RUSS 204 by solidifying confidence in speaking and conversing, deepening student vocabulary and reading skills through authentic readings from a variety of genres, strengthening listening skills through exposure to film, TV and other media, and introducing students to higher-level essay writing. By the end of the course, students will be expected to master fundamental grammatical concepts, and will be exposed to more advanced concepts such as participles, verbal adverbs, diminutives, and stylistics. The course is topical in nature, and topics will change from year to year. They may include literature, current events, history, film, theater, and mass media. In the anticipation that students will study in a Russian-speaking country the following semester, a primary goal of the course is to facilitate the achievement of advanced proficiency while studying abroad. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 204  or permission of instructor. Fall semester. (4 Credits)