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.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in this discipline at Santa Monica College. Most students should plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education toward a degree in this discipline. Transferring students who wish to qualify for an Associate degree before leaving Santa Monica College should discuss their plans with a Counselor before selecting classes.