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RUS110/120/130: Elementary Russian

This sequence of courses is offered fall (RUS110), winter (RUS120) and spring (RUS130). This sequence of three courses introduces students to both spoken and written Russian.

This sequence of courses is offered fall (RUS110), winter (RUS120) and spring (RUS130). This sequence of three courses introduces students to both spoken and written Russian. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed simultaneously. Students master the fundamentals of Russian grammar through frequent oral and written practice; in this sequence students converse on everyday topics; read selected short stories, fairy tales, poems and blogs; and write narratives and creative pieces. Students are introduced to the language, society and culture of Russia and of other countries where the language is widely spoken. Resources include texts, video, audio, and computer-based and internet materials.