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

RUSS 2, Elementary Russian II   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and 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

4460   7:30p-9:55p MW   HSS 153   Bauckus S J

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

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