Russian Studies

Courses

Courses offered for Fall 2014

CourseTitle and DescriptionsDays and TimesUnits
RUSS 101Elementary Russian I:

Not open to students who have attended schools where Russian was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Russian grammatical structures, reading, practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged.

(Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

Tu,Th 11:00-12:40 PM4
RUSS 102

Elementary Russian II:

Prerequisite: Completion of RUSS 101 or equivalent. Not open to students who have attended schools where Russian was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Russian grammatical structures, reading, practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged. 

(Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

 Tu,Th 2:00–3:40 PM4
RUSS 407

Russian Business & Travel:

(Conducted in English)

Students will develop cross-cultural communication skills and gain knowledge about international business between Russia and the U.S. Some topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to the Cyrillic alphabet in order to read street signs, simple public notices, and announcements
  • Russian geography, climate, and economics
  • Customs, etiquette, and life style in Russian-speaking areas
  • Formal and informal basic social interactions, such as forms of address, greetings, giving and accepting compliments, and sending and responding to invitations
  • Comparisons in healthcare, education, and real estate
 Tu 4:00-6:45 PM3