Осень 2003


Преподаватель: Irina McClellan                                  Время занятий: Пн.Ср.Пт 9:00-

Офис: 148 West Hall                                                   9:50 am

Телефон: (229) 333-5948 или                                    West Hall 256 

            (229) 333-7357                                               Office Hours: M.W. 8:00 -9:00,

E-mail:                          11:00-12:00, 15.15- 15.45                                Fr. 8:00-9:00 and 11:00-12:00 or

Факс: (229) 333-5948                                                 by appointment.





Robin, Richard, K. Evans-Romaine, G. Shatalina. Golosa, A Basic Course in Russian, Book I, 3d ed., Prentice Hall, 2003


Robin, Richard, K. Evans-Romaine, G. Shatalina, Golosa: Lab Manual/Workbook, 3d

ed, Prentice Hall, 2003.


Дополнительные материалы.


Supply of 3 x 5 index cards, a 3-ring тетрадь and a yellow highlighter.


Course Objective/Description


Russian 1002, Beginning Russian Language and Introduction to Russian Culture II, is designed as a continuation of Russian 1001 and continues to promote the acquisition of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and vocabulary that were introduced in Russian 1001. The course integrates new vocabulary and syntax into previously acquired language appropriate to the mid-novice – novice high proficiency range. The purpose of the course is to allow a maximum exposure to the language and culture and to give the student the opportunity to use Russian as much as possible. The course aims at helping the student to maximize his/her ability to communicate in Russian as well as increase awareness and understanding of Russian culture, issues in contemporary Russian society and current events in Russia.


Course Outcomes


At the end of the course students should be able to carry out the following tasks in each communication area: 1) Speaking--converse about one’s house, school, friends, hobbies, daily activities, health and mood, communicate basic information in present, past and future, describe people and objects, ask directions, buy something in a store, inquire about weather, express delight and dismay, likes and dislikes, necessity; express opinions/reactions, give/solicit opinions, use numerals from 1-100, tell your age, time etc. 2) Reading--read basic texts and dialogues provided in the textbook, as well as short authentic texts, e.g. signs, headings, postcards, timetables, lists, ads; 3) Writing--write short notes/letters, dialogues, short compositions that convey a variety of information; 4) Listening--understand slow speech and basic conversations by native speakers and maintain a mid novice level dialogue with a native speaker.

By the end of the course students will master the following grammatical points: two patterns of verb conjugation, verbs of motion, reflexive verbs, past tense of verbs, declension of nouns/pronouns and modifiers in Accusative, Genitive and Prepositional cases, use of adverbs, subordinate clauses, etc.


In addition, students will continue to intensively explore Russian culture and contemporary Russian society.



Composition of Grades




Домашняя работа


Контрольные работы





20% (10% each)





Student Evaluation


Grades are based on active and consistent participation, regular and on time completion of assignments, evaluations during quizzes and tests.


Course Requirements


Посещаемость /Attendance Policy. Students are expected to attend all class meetings and stay for their duration. Each unexcused absence after three will reflect in a 0.5 point off your final grade. Exceptions are made only for medical reasons or personal emergencies. Absence from 10 classes or more may result in an F. The student is responsible for all materials covered in his/her absence. Any work missed must be made up the day the student returns to class.


Участие / Participation. Participation is important. This is the grade you earn by coming to class regularly and willing to participate.


Домашняя работа.

Students will be required to use the GOLOSA website on a regular basis, where full audio-program for the textbook and Lab/Manual Workbook, as well as authentic readings and expanded on-line written homework exercises can be found.


Daily homework will be assigned and you are expected to complete it and to come to class prepared. If you fail to turn in assigned homework you will receive a 0.

·        Neat work with 5 or fewer errors is an A

·        Fewer than 10 errors is a B

·        More than 11 is a C

·        A homework that fails to indicate sufficient effort will be given an F and may be rewritten


Контрольные работы.  Небольшие контрольные работы will be given over новые слова, as well as each section in the chapter.


Экзамены. There will be два exams during the semester. The first exam will take place on Wednesday, October 1 and the Final exam will take place during finals week as scheduled. Each exam will consist of written and oral parts. Exams will be based on materials covered in class


Новости. Students are expected to develop a habit of examining current events in Russia and/or the former Soviet Republics as they unfold and discuss them in class on a weekly basis. (in English)


Academic Rules and Procedures


Course Withdrawals. A student may withdraw from the course following the scheduled drop-add period by completing the appropriate forms and acquiring the appropriate signatures. A student will not be allowed to withdraw from the course after mid-term, which occurs on Friday, October 10.


Make-up exams will be permitted for medical reasons or personal emergencies.


Disability. Valdosta State University complies fully with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe that you are covered under this act, and if you have need for special arrangements to allow you to meet the requirements of this course, please contact the Office of Special Services in Nevins Hall. Also, please discuss this with the instructor at the time of the first class. The Department is happy to do whatever it can to ensure each student a full and rewarding participation in class.


This syllabus is subject to revision due to unforeseen circumstances or needs required by the class or professor.