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  • Russian Studies
    Rick Reis
    Siena Hall 321
    (518) 783-2325
    reis@siena.edu
     

 

Course Offerings

***RUSS—101. Fundamentals of Russian I 
3 credits
An introductory study of Russian phonetics, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Stress upon the spoken language, with oral drill and dialogue practice. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
***RUSS—102. Fundamentals of Russian II 
3 credits

A continuation of RUSS—101. Prerequisite: RUSS—101 or the equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
RUSS—201. Intermediate Russian I 
3 credits

The study of Russian grammar and vocabulary is continued. At this level both spoken language and reading are stressed. Prerequisite:  RUSS—102 or the equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS)

RUSS—202. Intermediate Russian II 
3 credits

A continuation of RUSS—201. Prerequisite: RUSS—201 or the equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
***RUSS—301. Russian Conversation I 
3 credits

The emphasis is on speaking Russian. Colloquial speech patterns will be studied. To broaden vocabulary, increase reading skills and stimulate classroom discussion, texts ranging from Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn will be used. Grammar and syntax will be reviewed. Prerequisite: RUSS—202 or the equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)

***RUSS—302. Russian Conversation II 
3 credits

Continuation of RUSS—301. Prerequisite: RUSS—301 or the equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
***RUSS—401. Advanced Russian Readings and Conversation I
3 credits

Development of reading and speaking skills will be emphasized. Grammar and syntax will be reviewed and new material introduced. Emphasis will be placed on increasing both passive and active vocabulary using a wide range of sources including textbooks, literary and journalistic sources, and class discussion. Prerequisite: RUSS—302 or equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)

***RUSS—402. Advanced Russian Readings and Conversation II
3 credits

Continuation of RUSS—401. Prerequisite:RUSS—401 or equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 

*** Offered when there is sufficient student interest

Russian Class 3