RUS 407 - First-Year Russian II-WB

Texas Common Number: RUSS 1412

Course Number Course TitleSemesterDay & TimeInstructorCourse Fee Register
RUS 407 First-Year Russian II-WB Spring 2018W 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMHeather Rice $1100.00 Class not available

Course Type: Real-Time Online

  • Students can participate from any location with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Students log in at the scheduled class time and attend class virtually, along with classmates.
  • Some courses require exams that must be taken in-person at an approved testing center. Details are in the course description below.

Class Description:

Russian 407 is the second of a three-semester online course designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world today. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. Now you can speak it, too.

Course meets January 16-May 4. This course will be conducted entirely online, using a new multi-media curriculum developed at The University of Texas. All course content and materials will be delivered online and you will not need to purchase additional textbooks. Students will be required to meet as a class, along with the instructor, one hour per week in a virtual classroom (Wednesdays, 9-10am CST).

The pace of Russian 407 is designed to be moderately intensive. Although class meets only once a week, you should expect to do between 12 and 18 hours of work each week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. Your assignments will require you to work independently a large portion of the time, but you can also expect to work with your classmates on various communication activities, including video recording conversations in Russian. Our goal is to introduce you to Russian language and culture and, by doing so, help you develop functional proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Additionally, we will be online, so you can expect to start learning to navigate the Russian language realm of the Internet, which is truly an entirely other world, replete its own social media, search engines and shopping hotspots.

Official UT Austin Course Description:

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisites:

Russian 406 or 506

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