Course Summary
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4 weeks (160 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 Russian Language
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Russian Language
This course is recommended for a total of 8 semester hours.


The course objective is to improve learner's professional proficiency in four language skills: listening, reading, transcription, and translation, as well as enhancing cultural awareness and promoting learners' critical thinking. The course exposes students to ILR Level 3 and above Russian authentic audio, video, and written texts composed by and made for native Russian speakers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • At an ILR level 3 standard, students will be able to analyze and categorize Essential Elements of Information (EEIs)
  • Create an English summary of an authentic Russian text
  • Compose a comprehensive translation of authentic Russian text
  • Produce an accurate transcript of an authentic fragment
  • Defend an opinion on a social or political issue, in Russian, by creating a detailed argument including supporting facts

General Course Topics:

  • Military and security
  • Crime and terrorism
  • Technology and science
  • Nature and natural disasters
  • Territorial disputes of Russia
  • Everyday life in Russia
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials