Student Originated Studies: Russian Language and Culture

Spring
Spring 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Elana Smith Square
Russian language

This course is designed for students interested in Russian Language, Culture, or both. It attempts to inspire a better understanding of today’s Russia and the people of Russia through a study of their history, literature, arts, culture and language. Everyone who has an interest in exploring Russia beyond the stereotypes of mainstream headlines or history textbooks is welcome. Students may sign up for 4 credits of Russian cultural studies as guided by their independent interests through this group-based course. Students should arrive with a set of learning goals and an independent project of their own design to be approved by the faculty.

For students continuing their study of Russian language, this course represents the third consecutive quarter of Russian Language studies. In spring quarter, students will continue to learn the essentials of Russian grammar and new thematic vocabulary.  They will continue to study verbs of motion, their forms, and various ways to express direction and location. Students will be required to complete assignments from their text and workbook, pass tests, and write and present thematic reports. Additionally, students will attempt to read, analyze and memorize selected works of Russian poets. To maximize the learning experience, the class will be constantly immersed in a colorful cultural context, and have field trips to the Russian Orthodox Church and a Russian Community Center in Seattle.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Language, Cultural and International Studies

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

Advertised schedule:

Tu/Th 6-8p

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2018-03-22New offering added for Spring quarter (contains Russian First Year III as an option)
2018-03-16This course has been cancelled due to low demand