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Russian

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Course Descriptions

RUSS 1, Elementary Russian I, 5 units

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

This course provides students with basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past tenses, using the nominative, locative and accusative and genitive case of nouns and pronouns. Basic listening and reading comprehension is developed, and students engage in conversation, make oral presentations, and write brief compositions. Significant geographic, historical, literary and contemporary political, social and cultural issues are also introduced. Language lab is required.

RUSS 2, Elementary Russian II, 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Russian 1*.

This continuation of Russian 1 increases basic vocabulary and introduces students to sentence structures including the past and future tenses in both imperfective and perfective verb aspects, and completes the cases (adding genitive, instrumental and dative cases) including plural forms. Basic listening and reading comprehension is developed, and students engage in conversations and write brief compositions using all tenses and 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. This course is taught in Russian except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. *The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Russian.

RUSS 8, Conversational Russian, 2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Russian 2.

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

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