Russian 1122: Syllabus
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Be sure to read, at the top of the Course Description, about the difference between 1121 and this course.
Week 1: Sunday 01/19/14 - Saturday 01/25/14 [show/hide]
Wednesday
no homework (in class: Les. 51, 52 and introduction to Google Translate: С песней о Ленине)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 51, 52
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 51, 52 in COLLT. Target score (continued from Fall): 853
Read in What I Saw: Вокзал (p. 5, 3 paragraphs)
Write: Les. 51 Ex. 3, Les. 52 Ex. 4
Google Translate Exercise: the first paragraph of Протест в консервной банке (from В новом тысячелетии... to ...невосприимчивость к иной точке зрения). See Course Description for notes on doing this type of homework.
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 51 Ex. 3, Les. 52 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 51
Memorize: Les. 52 Ex. 3
Week 2: Sunday 01/26/14 - Saturday 02/01/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: A New Government Decree, Sell Everything!
Write an English summary of: Crime and Punishment: A New Government Decree, Sell Everything!
Practice: A New Government Decree: Exercises 2.1, 2.3; Role Playing; Discussion; these two tabs appear for the last scene in each episode; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Crime and Punishment: Everything Has Been Sold; A Radical Solution
Write an English summary of: Crime and Punishment: Everything Has Been Sold; A Radical Solution
Practice: Everything Has Been Sold: Exercises 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 4.2; Role Playing; Discussion. A Radical Solution; Role Playing; Discussion; these two tabs appear for the last scene in each episode; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 53
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 53 in COLLT. Target score: 862
Read in What I Saw: Вокзал (p. 5, to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 53 Ex. 5
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 54, 55
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 54, 55 in COLLT. Target score: 886
Read in What I Saw: Какая платформа (p. 6; one-third of the page)
Write: Les. 54 Ex. 4, Les. 55 Ex. 5
Google Translate Exercise: the first paragraph of Александр Проханов: Родину можно было сохранить!
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 53 Ex. 1, Les. 54 Ex. 1, Les. 55 Ex. 2
Record in WAL: Les. 53, Les. 55
Memorize: Les. 54 Ex. 2
Week 3: Sunday 02/02/14 - Saturday 02/08/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Tavern: Prologue
Write an English summary of: Tavern: Prologue
Practice: Tavern: Prologue, scene 1 Ex 1; scene 3 Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Tavern: Sting Operation
Write an English summary of: Tavern: Sting Operation
Practice: Tavern: Sting Operation, scene 1 Ex 1, 2; scene 2 Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 56; Les. 58 (Les. 57 is assigned for the next day)
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 56, 58 in COLLT. Target score: 909
Read in What I Saw: Какая платформа (p. 6; to the end of the section on p. 7)
Write: Les. 56: 5
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 57, GR VII on pp. 135-136
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 57 in COLLT. Target score: 931
Read in What I Saw: Как я потерялся (p. 7; half of the section)
Write: Les. 58: 5
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Пионеры в нимбах
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 56: 1, 57: 1, 58: 3 (optional)
Record in WAL: Les. 56, 58
Memorize: Les. 56 Ex. 2
Week 4: Sunday 02/09/14 - Saturday 02/15/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Tavern: Boy Meets Girl
Write an English summary of: Tavern: Boy Meets Girl
Practice: Tavern: Boy Meets Girl, scene 2 Ex 1, 2; scene 3 Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Tavern: The Tavern
Write an English summary of: Tavern: The Tavern
Practice: Tavern: The Tavern, scene 2 Ex 1, 2, 3; scene 4 Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 59, Les 60
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 59, 60 in COLLT. Target score: 970.
Read in What I Saw: Как я потерялся (p. 7; to the end of the section on p. 8)
Write: Les. 60 Ex. 4
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 61, 62
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 61, 62 in COLLT. Target score: 995.
Read in What I Saw: Как я нашелся (p. 8)
Write: Les. 61 Ex. 4

Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Вперед или назад?

Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 60 Ex. 2; Les. 61 Ex. 1; Les. 62 Ex. 3.
Record in WAL: Les. 59, 62
Memorize: Les. 59 Ex. 1
Week 5: Sunday 02/16/14 - Saturday 02/22/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Канќкулы
Tuesday
Канќкулы
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 63, 64
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 63, 64 in COLLT. Target score: 1023.
Read in What I Saw: Вагон (pp. 7-8)
Write: Les 64 Ex. 5 (write the sentences in full)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 65, 66
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 65, 66 in COLLT. Target score: 1045.
Read in What I Saw: Собачка Инзол (p. 9; half of the section)
Write: Les. 65 Ex. 3
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Октябрьская революция
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 63 Ex. 3; Les. 64 Ex. 4; Les. 65 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 63, 66
Memorize: Les. 63 Ex. 2
Week 6: Sunday 02/23/14 - Saturday 03/01/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Tavern: A Day on the Town
Write an English summary of: Tavern: A Day on the Town
Practice: Tavern: A Day on the Town, scene 4, Ex 1, 2; scene 6, Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Tavern: Looking for a Snitch, Too Late, A Happy End
Write an English summary of: Tavern: Looking for a Snitch, Too Late, A Happy End
Practice: Tavern: Looking for a Snitch, scene 2, Ex 1; scene 4, Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion. Too Late, scene 6, Ex 1; Role Playing; Discussion. Happy End, Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 67, 68
Self-Test Quiz to Lesson 67, 68 in COLLT. Target score:1068.
Read in What I Saw: Собачка Инзол (p. 9-10; to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 67 Ex. 3 (write the last two speeches of the dialog with all substitutions)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 69, 70
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 69, 70 in COLLT. Target score: 1096.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы поехали (p. 10)
Write: Les. 69. Ex. 2 (omit the first speech--П's--and write the other three speeches, 24 sentences total)
Google Translate Exercise: Вперед или назад?
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 67 Ex. 1, Les. 68 Ex. 1, Les. 70 Ex. 4
Record in WAL: Les. 67, 70
Memorize: Les. 69 Ex. 2
Week 7: Sunday 03/02/14 - Saturday 03/08/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: Morning
Write an English summary of: Walking Around Moscow: Morning
Practice: Morning, 1: Ex. 1, 2, 3; Morning, 5: Ex. 1, 2; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: Afternoon
Write an English summary of: Walking Around Moscow: Afternoon
Practice: Afternoon, 1: Ex. 1; Afternoon, 2: Ex. 1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 71, 72
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 71, 72 in COLLT. Target score: 1134.
Read in What I Saw: skip to, and read, Как поезд остановили (half of the section)
Write: Les. 72 Ex. 3 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 73, 74
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 73, 74 in COLLT. Target score: 1177.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы спать легли
Write: Les. 74 Ex. 4
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Не надо рая.

Оptional: watch these videos to see today's big-city supermarkets in Russia:
Гдљ молћчный отдљл?
Где касса?
Ї к вђм попћзже зайдџ

Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 71 Ex. 3, 4; Les. 72 Ex. 3; Les. 73 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 72, 73
Memorize: Les. 74 Ex. 3
Week 8: Sunday 03/09/14 - Saturday 03/15/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: A Foreigner, At the record store
Write an English summary of: Walking Around Moscow: A Foreigner, At the record store
Practice: At the record store, 2: Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Walking Around Moscow: To Marry or Not to Marry, Evening
Write an English summary of: Walking Around Moscow: To Marry or Not to Marry, Evening
Practice: To Marry or Not to Marry, 3: Ex. 1; Role Playing; Discussion. Evening, Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 75, 76
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 75, 76 in COLLT. Target score: 1204.
Read in What I Saw: Как нам кофе принесли (pp.13-14; the first half of the section)
Write: Les. 76 Ex. 3 (10 substitutions only)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 77, 78
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 77, 78 in COLLT. Target score: 1233.
Read in What I Saw: Мы приехали (pp. 15-16)
Write: Les. 78 Ex. 2 (write the questions and the last speech of the dialog as the response)
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Право на защиту
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 76 Ex. 1; Les. 77 Ex. 3; Les. 78 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 75, 78
Memorize: Les. 77 Ex. 2
Week 9: Sunday 03/16/14 - Saturday 03/22/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Divorce
Write an English summary of: The Courier: The Divorce
Practice: The Divorce, 5.1, 5.2; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Memorize: The Divorce, 6
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: A New Job
Write an English summary of: The Courier: A New Job
Practice: A New Job, 2.1, 8.1, 8.2; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 79, 80
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 79, 80 in COLLT. Target score: 1251.
Read in What I Saw: Какое такси (pp. 18-19; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 80 Ex. 1 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 81, 82
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 81, 82 in COLLT. Target score: 1268.
Read in What I Saw: Как в Москве на улицах (pp. 19-20; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 82 Ex. 3 (write complete sentences)
Record in WAL: Les. 81
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Во всех храмах страны...
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 79 Ex. 1; Les. 80 Ex. 1; Les. 81 Ex. 1; Les. 82 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 79, 82
Memorize: Les. 81 Ex. 2
Week 10: Sunday 03/23/14 - Saturday 03/29/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: The Next Day
Write an English summary of: The Courier: The Next Day
Practice: The Next Day, 1.1, 1.2; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: A New Friendship
Write an English summary of: The Courier: A New Friendship
Practice: A New Friendship, 2.1, 2.2; 7.1; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Memorize: A New Friendship, 2.1, 2.2 (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 83, 84
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 83, 84 in COLLT. Target score: 1302.
Read in What I Saw: Светофор (pp. 20-21; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 84 Ex. 2 SPEED DRILL (write complete sentences)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 85, 86, pp. 203-205
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 85, 86 in COLLT. Target score: 1342.
Read in What I Saw: Мы приехали в гостиницу «Москва» (pp. 21-22)
Write: Les. 86 Ex. 3
Google Translate Exercise: Более 70% россиян считают, что США играют в мире отрицательную роль
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 83 Ex. 1; Les. 84 Ex. 2; Les. 85 Ex. 2; Les. 86 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 83, 86
Memorize: Les. 85 Ex. 3
Week 11: Sunday 03/30/14 - Saturday 04/05/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Канќкулы
Tuesday
Канќкулы
Wednesday
Канќкулы
Thursday
Канќкулы
Friday
Канќкулы
Week 12: Sunday 04/06/14 - Saturday 04/12/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: The Courier: Generation Gap
Write an English summary of: The Courier: Generation Gap
Practice: Generation Gap, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: The Courier: Can They Overcome It? An Unworthy Goal
Write an English summary of: The Courier: Can They Overcome It? An Unworthy Goal
Practice: Can They Overcome It?, 4.1;Role Playing; Discussion. An Unworthy Goal, Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Memorize: An Unworthy Goal, 2.1
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 87, 88
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 87, 88 in COLLT. Target score: 1376.
Read in What I Saw: Как в гостинице. Башни (pp. 22-23; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 87 Ex. 2 SPEED TEST (write complete sentences)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 89, 90
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 89, 90 in COLLT. Target score: 1397.
Read in What I Saw: Башни (pp. 23-24; to the end of the section)
Write: Les. 89 Ex. 4; Les. 90 Ex. 4
Google Translate Exercise: Как уменьшилась российская армия по сравнению с советской?
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 87 Ex. 2; Les. 88 Ex. 1, 2; Les. 90 Ex. 3
Record in WAL: Les. 88, 89
Memorize: Les. 87 Ex. 3
Week 13: Sunday 04/13/14 - Saturday 04/19/14 [show/hide]
Сегћдня пїтница, восемнђдцатое апрљля.
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Hello, this is the hostel, scenes 1 - 7
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Hello, this is the hostel, scenes 1 - 7
Practice: Hello, this is the hostel, scene 2 Ex.1, 2, scene 5 Ex.1 Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions(Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Hello, this is the hostel, scenes 8 - 12
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Hello, this is the hostel, scenes 8 - 12
Practice: (try to memorize) Hello, this is the hostel, scene 8 Ex. 1, scene 12 Ex. 1, 2 Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 91, 92
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 91, 92 in COLLT. Target score: 1430.
Read in What I Saw: Какой номер (p. 24)
Write: Les. 91 Ex. 4 (write only the last sentence of the dialog, with all substitutions)
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 93, 94, pp. 216, 217
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 93, 94 in COLLT. Target score: 1467.
Read in What I Saw: Как я купался и что потом сделал (p. 24; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 93 Ex. 4 (write only the first two sentences of the dialog, with all substitutions)
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Закон о запрете пропаганды гомосексуализма и педофилии
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 93 Ex. 3, Les. 94 Ex. 1, 2
Record in WAL: Les. 92, 94
Memorize: Les. 92 Ex. 1
Week 14: Sunday 04/20/14 - Saturday 04/26/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: The Party, scenes 1 - 5
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: The Party, scenes 1 - 5
Practice: The Party, scene 4 Ex. 1, 2, 3, scene 5 Ex. 1 Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions(Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: The Party, scenes 6 - 12
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: The Party, scenes 6 - 12
Practice: (try to memorize) The Party, scene 6 Ex. 1, scene 8 Ex. 1, 2 Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions(Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 95, 96, p. 218
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 95, 96 in COLLT. Target score: 1491.
Read in What I Saw: Как мы пили чай и про звонок (pp. 25-26)
Write: Les. 96 Ex. 2
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 97, 98
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 97, 98 in COLLT. Target score: 1512.
Read in What I Saw: Красная площадь (p. 26; read as much as you have time for)
Write: Les. 97 Ex. 4
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of Будет ли третья мировая война?
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 95 Ex. 3, Les. 96 Ex. 2; Les. 97 Ex. 1
Record in WAL: Les. 95, 98
Memorize: Les. 98 Ex. 1
Week 15: Sunday 04/27/14 - Saturday 05/03/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Sixteen years later.
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: Sixteen years later.
Practice: Sixteen years later, scene 1 Ex. 1, 2, scene 11 Ex. 1, 2 Role Playing; Discussion; prepare your three questions(Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.)
Tuesday
Watch and understand: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: A visit from the past & One should act, not weep.
Write an English summary of: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears: A visit from the past & One should act, not weep.
Practice: A visit from the past, scene 3 Ex. 1, see the detailed assignment. (Print and bring the texts you think you'll need to look at in class.) Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz.
Wednesday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 99, 100
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 99, 100 in COLLT. Target score: 1541.
Read in What I Saw: Красная площадь (сколько можете)
Write: Les. 99 Ex. 4
Thursday
Read in Beginning Russian: Les. 101, 102
Self-Test Quiz to Lessons 101, 102 in COLLT. Target score: 1563.
Read in What I Saw: Красная площадь (сколько можете)
Write: Les. 101 Ex. 2
Google Translate Exercise: the opening paragraph(s) of США строят защиту от России
Friday
Review in Beginning Russian: Les. 100 Ex. 3; Les. 101 3; Les. 102 Ex. 1 (including the Word Study sections!)
Record in WAL: Les. 100, 101
Memorize: Les. 99 Ex. 1
Week 16: Sunday 05/04/14 - Saturday 05/10/14 [show/hide]
Monday
Watch and review: Any film that was covered this semester.
Prepare a skit: Working with another student from your 1122 section, select any scene(s) from the film that you chose to review, memorize the dialog, and be prepared to perform it in class. You may write your own skits or make changes in the dialog and the story, if you like, but keep the vocabulary close to the original.
Tuesday
Watch and review: Any film that was covered this semester.
Prepare a skit: The same assignment as for the previous day, but choose films or dialogues different from the ones you already prepared for Monday.
Wednesday
Grammar review for the entire semester. Look over your written homework to see what issues remain unclear to you.
 
 
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