Self-Paced Elementary Russian: Syllabus
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Russian 1131-1132 is a TBA (Time to Be Arranged) course. This means that the meeting times are chosen at the beginning of each semester so as to accommodate everyone. Come to the organizational meeting where this is done, usually on the second day of the semester. The time and place of the meeting are announced on our Welcome page, see the navigation bar on the left.

Each student (or each small group of students) decides how many days of this syllabus they want to cover each week depending on how fast they want to move through the material. The 136 days of the syllabus below are equivalent to 8 credit hours. The standard two-semester Russian 1121-1122 sequence covers all of this work, 68 days per semester. When taking the course at half speed (compared to the traditional Russian 1121-1122), you should aim at covering 34 days of this syllabus per semester and earning 2 credit hours or units each semester. If you want to move faster, you can cover 50 days of the syllabus per semester and earn 3 credit hours each semester. See Course Description for details. Members of any group are encouraged to attend the meetings of the other groups for practice or review whenever their schedule allows.

Group A (2-credit, continuing) calendar

Group B (3-credit, continuing) calendar
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