Russian—RUSS (Please note that after Spring 2012 the Department may offer only 1550 and 2600)
1550. Elementary Russian. Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian. Geography and daily life, as well as appreciation of the culture of its speakers, are studied. Student should achieve a novice-high level of proficiency. Assignments in the Language Learning and Resource Center (LLRC). Grading is ABC/NC. 4 s.h.
2600. Intermediate. Intensive training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian; knowledge of geography and daily life as well as appreciation of the culture of Russian speakers. Students should achieve an intermediate-low level of proficiency. Assignments in the LLRC. Prereq.: Placement test or RUSS 1550. 4 s.h.
2605. Advanced Intermediate 1. Russian phonetics and conversation. Focus on sounds, intonation, and forms of speech etiquette. Prereq.: Placement test or RUSS 2600. 3 s.h.
2606. Advanced Intermediate 2. Reading and listening. Focus on morphology and syntax. Topics will vary according to the student’s major area of interest. May be repeated if topic is different. Prereq.: Placement test or RUSS 2605. 3 s.h.
3700. Directed Study. Readings or independent language study work relating to the students' major. May be repeated up to a total of 6 s.h. Prereq.: RUSS 2605. 1-3 s.h.
3799. Study Abroad in Russian. An individually arranged program of foreign study in the Russian language. Programs can be of two general types: (1) trips or residential programs sponsored by consortial universities, and (2) independent academic coursework through institutions with which YSU does not have a consortial agreement. A written statement detailing the student’s academic plan must be approved by a member of the Russian faculty, the chair of Foreign Languages and the dean of CLASS prior to the trip. May be repeated up to a total of 15 s.h., if specific course content changes. Note: study abroad generally requires about one year’s advance planning. Prereq.: Sophomore status and approval of the chair of Foreign Languages. 1-15 s.h.