Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RUSS 101 - Elementary Russian I

(HUMD [M])

A beginning language course focusing on the study of Russian language and culture. Students begin to develop the ability to communicate in Russian through the consideration of cultural themes, language functions, and authentic situations as they acquire the structures and lexicon to work with written language, conversation, and composition. No prior knowledge of Russian is required. In-class work is supplemented by 20 hours of online homework. Three hours each week. Formerly RU 101.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate elementary proficiency in the production and recognition of the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Express and appropriately employ the following language functions:
    • a. greetings
    • b. leavetakings
    • c. requesting information
    • d. asking for assistance
    • e. giving and receiving directions
    • f. expressing opinions.
  • Discuss Russian culture in general.
  • Demonstrate practical appreciation of Russian culture and specific cultural practices.
  • Discuss the relationship between the cultural practices and products under consideration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and engage in appropriate sociolinguistic behaviors as they develop their linguistic ability in Russian.
  • Produce a cultural project as an integral part of the class.
  • Produce and present a cultural project.

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