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Russian Course Descriptions

S A N T A M O N I C A   C O L L E G E   C A T A L O G   2 0 0 7 - 2 0 0 8  

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Russian 1and 2.

RUSS 1, Elementary Russian I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to basic vocabulary and fundamental structures in the present tense and in five of the six cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative and locative). Basic listening and reading comprehension is developed, and students engage in conversations, make oral presentations, and write brief compositions using present tense and the various cases. Significant geographic, historical, literary and contemporary political, social and cultural issues are also introduced and developed.

RUSS 2, Elementary Russian II 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)
• Prerequisite: Russian 1*.

This continuation of Russian I increases basic vocabulary and introduces students to sentence structures including the past and future tenses in both verb aspects (imperfective and perfective), and completes the cases, including plural forms. Basic listening and reading comprehension is developed, and students engage in conversations and write brief compositions using past, present and future tenses and all six cases. It includes the reading of excerpts from modern Russian sources (online newspapers and magazines) and discussion of significant geographic, historical, literary and contemporary political, social and cultural issues is continued and developed.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Russian209

RUSS 8, Conversational Russian (2,2) 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU
• Prerequisite: Russian 2.

This course provides an opportunity to acquire fluency in spoken Russian with emphasis on natural, colloquial usage.