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Fall 2017-2018
* RUS 101   No Audit

Beginner's Russian I

Mark R. Pettus

After learning the Russian alphabet and handwriting in just a few days, we'll continue with daily lessons using original materials - each day covering a basic aspect of Russian grammar and building incrementally. Special emphasis will be placed on learning to express your own feelings and ideas in natural, idiomatic Russian, preparing you to engage with Russian speakers and real Russian texts, and delving into Russian culture, history, music, and literature as we go, learning the language in its own unique and incredibly rich cultural context. The year will end with a sampling of Soviet prose and poetry in the original.

Sample reading list:
Mark Pettus, Russian:Book One

Reading/Writing assignments:
Various types of written and oral exercises from the textbook/workbook.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Other information:
This course will be offered each fall term, followed by RUS102, taught by the same instructors. No credit is given for RUS 101 unless it is followed by RUS 102.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21347 C01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M T W Th F   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:9 Limit:16
21348 C02 10:00 am - 10:50 am M T W Th F   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:10 Limit:16
21349 C03 11:00 am - 11:50 am M T W Th F   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:5 Limit:16