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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Russian (RUS)

RUS 305 (IL) Advanced Russian Conversation (3) Discussion and role-playing based on real-life situations and current events; supervised by a native speaker.

RUS 305 Advanced Russian Conversation (3)

RUS 305 is the basic conversation course for the B.A. in Russian. It centers around discussion and role-playing on such topics as ordering plane tickets, traveling on Russian trains, Russian restaurants, cooking at home, traveling to and from work, summer jobs and career plans, sports and other forms of leisure, movies and television, and interviews with famous people. Some current events are also discussed, e.g. Russian attitudes towards the Romanovs, the AIDS crisis, the economic situation in Russia.

Evaluation is based on individual and group oral presentations, regular quizzes, and short compositions.

No special facilities are required, but students are encouraged to use the new language training equipment available in Sparks Building.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Second or Beyond 12th Level Foreign Language
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: RUS 204, RUS 214

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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