Courses for Spring 2020

Title Instructor Location Time All taxonomy terms Description Section Description Cross Listings Fulfills Registration Notes Syllabus Syllabus URL Course Syllabus URL
RUSS 002-401 Elementary Russian II Molly Peeney MTWRF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Continuation of RUSS001. Further work developing basic language skills using exciting authentic materials about life in present-day Russia. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to negotiate most basic communication needs in Russia (getting around town, ordering a meal, buying goods and services, polite conversation about topics of interest) and to comprehend most texts and spoken material at a basic level. RUSS502401 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 002-680 Elementary Russian II Lada Vassilieva TR 06:00 PM-08:30 PM Continuation of RUSS001. Further work developing basic language skills using exciting authentic materials about life in present-day Russia. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to negotiate most basic communication needs in Russia (getting around town, ordering a meal, buying goods and services, polite conversation about topics of interest) and to comprehend most texts and spoken material at a basic level. Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 004-001 Intermediate Russian II Maria Alley MW 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
TR 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
A continuation of RUSS003. This course will further develop your ability to use the Russian language in the context of everyday situations (including relationships, travel and geography, leisure activities) and also through reading and discussion of elementary facts about Russian history, excerpts from classic literature and the contemporary press and film excerpts. At the end of the course you will be able to negotiate most daily situations, to comprehend most spoken and written Russian, to state and defend your point of view. Successful completion of the course prepares students to satisfy the language competency requirement. Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 105-001 Accelerated Elem Russian Maria Alley MWF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
TWO IN ONE: This is an intensive two-credit course covering two semesters of the first-year sequence (RUSS001 and 002). The course is designed for students with no background in Russian and develops language competence in speaking, reading, writing and understanding contemporary Russian. Class work emphasizes development of communication skills and cultural awareness. Together with RUSS003 and 004 fulfills Penn Language Requirement.
RUSS 312-401 Advanced Conv/Comp II Djamilia Nazyrova TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Primary emphasis on speaking, writing, and listening. Development of advanced conversational skills needed to carry a discussion or to deliver a complex narrative. This course will be based on a wide variety of topics from everyday life to the discussion of political and cultural events. Russian culture and history surveyed briefly. Materials include Russian TV broadcast, newspapers, Internet, selected short stories by contemporary Russian writers. Offered each spring. RUSS512401 Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 361-001 Russ Heritage Speakers 2 Djamilia Nazyrova MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM This course is a continuation of RUSS360. In some cases, students who did not take RUSS360 but have basic reading and writing skills may be permitted to enroll with the instructor's permission. Students who complete RUSS361 with a passing grade will satisfy the Penn Language Requirement. Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 502-401 Elementary Russian II Molly Peeney MTWRF 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Continuation of RUSS501. Further work developing basic language skills using exciting authentic materials about life in present-day Russia. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to negotiate most basic communication needs in Russia (getting around town, ordering a meal, buying goods and services, polite conversation about topics of interest) and to comprehend most texts and spoken material at a basic level. RUSS002401 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 508-301 Adv Russian For Business Maria Bourlatskaya TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM This advanced language course focuses on developing effective oral and written communication skills for working in a Russian-speaking business environment. Students will discuss major aspects of Russian business today and learn about various Russian companies using material from the current Russian business press. In addition, students will be engaged in a number of creative projects, such as business negotiation simulations, and simulation of creating a company in Russia. Prior Language Experience Required
RUSS 512-401 Advanced Conv/Comp II Djamilia Nazyrova TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Primary emphasis on speaking, writing, and listening. Development of advanced conversational skills needed to carry a discussion or to deliver a complex narrative. This course will be based on a wide variety of topics from everyday life to the discussion of political and cultural events. Russian culture and history surveyed briefly. Materials include Russian TV broadcast, newspapers, Internet, selected short stories by contemporary Russian writers. Offered each spring. RUSS312401 Permission Needed From Department