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Russian (RUS)

RUS 403 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition (3) A conversation and composition course that includes situational topics as well as complex academic discourse.

RUS 403 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition (3)

The Russian 403 course is intended primarily to develop students’ oral and composition skills in Russian. The main focus of the course will be on speaking and understanding spoken Russian and writing on a variety of themes. The students will engage in different oral activities on a number of topics from the everyday life of an average Russian person to more complex discussions of current events, culture, history, the arts, and politics. The students will be expected to do a good deal of talking in Russian both with classmates and with the instructor in class, and prepare oral and written assignments at home. The written exercises will enhance the students’ ability to perform well on the class assignments. The course will include a practical review and practice of some of the most complex and troublesome aspects of Russian grammar. There will be a considerable emphasis on vocabulary, word-formation for vocabulary building, and communicative strategies in the course. One of the goals of the course is also to increase the students’ understanding of Russian culture and the Russian way of life based on Russia's history and current reality.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: RUS 200 or permission of program
Concurrent: RUS 400 RUS 401 RUS 402 RUS 405 RUS 412

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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