RUSS 210 syllabus - Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures Russian Studies RUSS 210 Elementary Russian 1(3 credits Fall 2016 Instructor Marika

RUSS 210 syllabus - Department of Languages Literatures and...

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Departmentof Languages, Literatures, and CulturesRussian StudiesRUSS 210 Elementary Russian 1 (3 credits)Fall 2016Instructor: Marika SoltysOffice: 688 Sherbrooke West, Room 345 Email: [email protected]Office Hours (Fall 2016): Monday: 10:30-11:30 and Tuesday 1:00-2:00Meeting Times: Section 2 - 210:002 MW11:35 AM-12:55 PM(BURN Room 1B24) Russian Language Program Director: Dr. Liudmila Klimanova (administrative questions)Office: 688 Sherbrooke West, Room 0343 Email: [email protected]Required materials: 1.Golosa (Голоса), a Basic Course in Russian. Book One. By R. Robin,K. Evans-Romaine, G. Shatalina. (5thedition)2.Golosa (Голоса), Student Activities Manual (SAM). Book One. By R.Robin, K. Evans-Romaine, G. Shatalina. (5thedition)3.Supplementary study materials and practice worksheets will be posted on our course platform on MyCourses It is your responsibility to print the materials from the web site andbring to class on designated days.General Information:This course covers the first part of the Elementary Russian course sequence (210-211) at McGill University, and introduces learners to the basic elements of the Russian language. RUSS 210 carries three (3) undergraduate credits and must be taken for a letter grade. There are no prerequisites, but students who have any prior exposure to the Russian language (prior course work, travel in Russia, relatives with whom they have lived who are able to speak Russian, or anything else that would provide exposure to the language) must inform the instructor about this prior experience. Failure to disclose this information to the instructors constitutes practicing deceit in an academic evaluation proceeding, and will be regarded as an Academic Integrityoffense. An important note to heritage Russian learners: Heritage speakers (students who were raised in a home where Russian is spoken, who speak or understand Russian) will be asked to complete additional exercises and activitieswhich are better suited to meet their specific language needs (e.g., reading/culture-related assignments, role plays and written exercises).
Course content:RUSS 210 focusses on developing learners’ beginning proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing with emphasis on reading, cursive writing skills, and basic communication skills. The content of the course relies on the materials, topics and grammar drills presented inthe course pack, Golosa. A Basic Course in Russian. Book One -Units 1-5. In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University’s control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.Learning outcomes:The course has two main goals. The first goal is to introduce learners to the Russian alphabet and basic grammar and vocabulary. This knowledge will be instrumental for further studies in RUSS211. The second goal, no less important than the first, is to help students gain as a basic level of proficiency in spoken and written Russian as is possible in the course of one term.

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