Russian (RSSN)

RSSN 1101. Elementary Russian 1. 4 Hours.

Explores the essentials of grammar, practice in pronunciation, acquisition of basic vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions of everyday Russian.

RSSN 1102. Elementary Russian 2. 4 Hours.

Continues RSSN 1101. Studies grammar and spoken and written forms of the language. Covers more advanced features of the language. Prereq. RSSN 1101 or RSSN 1301.

RSSN 1301. Elementary Russian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

RSSN 1302. Elementary Russian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

RSSN 1501. Elementary Russian 1 for Heritage Speakers. 4 Hours.

Designed for students to whom Russian is a heritage language—students who can speak Russian from hearing it in the home but may not be able to read or write Russian or whose writing and reading skills may not be well developed. Heritage speakers also may not know the structure of the Russian language and its morphology. Offers students an opportunity to learn reading, cursive writing, the language structure, spelling rules, vocabulary, and to develop skills to express themselves in a more linguistically accurate and correct manner. Each grammar topic is based on a culturally related text, which is designed to help students gain cultural knowledge along with language skills.

RSSN 1502. Elementary Russian 2 for Heritage Speakers. 4 Hours.

Continues RSSN 1501. Offers students an opportunity to continue developing their proficiency in reading and writing, to continue to develop their understanding of the language structure and spelling rules, and to work on their vocabulary in order to develop skills to express themselves more fluently and accurately in Russian. Prereq. RSSN 1501.

RSSN 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

RSSN 2101. Intermediate Russian 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Russian materials. Prereq. RSSN 1102 or RSSN 1302.

RSSN 2102. Intermediate Russian 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on RSSN 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Russian materials. Prereq. (a) RSSN 2101 or RSSN 2301 and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

RSSN 2301. Intermediate Russian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

RSSN 2302. Intermediate Russian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

RSSN 2900. Specialized Instruction in Russian. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

RSSN 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

RSSN 3101. Advanced Russian 1. 4 Hours.

Builds on RSSN 2102. Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. RSSN 2102 or RSSN 2302.

RSSN 3102. Advanced Russian 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on RSSN 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. RSSN 3101 or RSSN 3301.

RSSN 3301. Advanced Russian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

RSSN 3302. Advanced Russian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Russian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

RSSN 3800. Special Topics in Russian. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Russian language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

RSSN 3900. Specialized Instruction in Russian. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

RSSN 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

RSSN 4800. Special Topics in Russian. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Russian language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

RSSN 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

RSSN 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

RSSN 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

RSSN 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

RSSN 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

RSSN 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

RSSN 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.