Russian 2203: Syllabus
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Week 1: Sunday 08/19/18 - Saturday 08/25/18 [show/hide]
Thursday
No homework. In class: Lesson 1, Text (these audio recordings take a while to load, so be patient). See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do all homework. If you have not yet bought your copy of Intermediate Russian for this course, use this PDF version of the first two Lessons.
Friday
Lesson 1, Verbs. See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do all homework and also the COLLT FAQ. Expected COLLT score: 34.
Week 2: Sunday 08/26/18 - Saturday 09/01/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
Велќкие лєди. Стђлин у глазнћго врачђ
На вокзђле. Провљрка докумљнтов
В шкћле. Ктћ іто написђл?
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Tuesday
Lesson 1, Translation. See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do all homework.
Thursday
Lesson 2, Text.
Friday
Lesson 2, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 167. Note: Verbs are usually assigned for Monday, but this week Labor Day has interfered with your plan.
Week 3: Sunday 09/02/18 - Saturday 09/08/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Labor Day, no class
Tuesday
Lesson 2, Translation.
Thursday
Lesson 3, Text
If you have not yet bought your copy of Intermediate Russian for this course, use this PDF version of Lessons 3 and 4.
Friday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
В прђчечной-химчќстке. Рубђшечку сдђть мћжно?
Телевизићнные нћвости. Пћздние нћвости
В автосљрвисе. Нђдо мђсло поменїть
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Week 4: Sunday 09/09/18 - Saturday 09/15/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 3, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 212.
Tuesday
Lesson 3, Translation
Thursday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
В зњомагазќне. С днём рождљния, кћтик!
Милќция. МентІ из Брїнска
В прђчечной-химчќстке. Костєм готћв?
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
На рІнке. На базђре: Пакљт љсть?
В продуктћвом магазќне. Гдљ кђсса?
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Week 5: Sunday 09/16/18 - Saturday 09/22/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Verb review day for Lessons 1 - 3. See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Tuesday
WWW class. Read and understand this text about Petergof, a town near St. Peterburg allspb.al.ru/pri/pd.htm. See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do this homework.
Thursday
Lesson 4, Text
Friday
Film class: 12 Chairs Interactive (see Course Description to find out how to do this homework.)
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 1
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Episode 1, Scenes: 1, 2.
Questions: Где живёт и работает Ипполит Матвеевич?
Какую тайну Клавдия Ивановна открыла Ипполиту Матвеевичу?
Episode 1, Scenes: 3, 4
Questions: Какую историю отец Фёдор рассказал своей жене?
О чём мечтает Ипполит Матвеевич?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 6: Sunday 09/23/18 - Saturday 09/29/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 4, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 298.
Tuesday
Lesson 4, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 5, Text
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 2
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Episode 2, Scenes: 1, 2, 3
Questions: Остап Бендер был богатый человек?
Episode 2, Scenes: 4, 5, 6
Questions: Какая еда стоит на столе в дворницкой?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 7: Sunday 09/30/18 - Saturday 10/06/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 5, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 371.
Tuesday
Lesson 5, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 6, Text
Friday
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 3
Scene 1, 2
Episode 3, Questions:
Как Остап пугает Ипполита Матвеевича?
Episode 3, Questions:
Какой договор заключили компаньоны?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 8: Sunday 10/07/18 - Saturday 10/13/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Осенние каникулы
Tuesday
Осенние каникулы
Thursday
Midterm test (Lessons 1 - 5)
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Review Episodes 1, 2, 3 and make up your own skits.
Week 9: Sunday 10/14/18 - Saturday 10/20/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 6, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 425.
Tuesday
Lesson 6, Translation
Thursday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
В ресторђне. Порђ с ітим кончђть
Велќкие лєди. Минздрђв предупреждђет...
Велќкие лєди. Прђвда, товђрищ Лљнин?
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 4
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Episode 4, Scenes: 1, 2
Questions: Почему Остап смеется над Ипполитом Матвеевичем?
Episode 4, Scenes: 3, 4
Questions: Что Ипполит Матвеевич и отец Фёдор делают под мостом?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 10: Sunday 10/21/18 - Saturday 10/27/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Verb review class for Lessons 4 - 6, write your own story.
Tuesday
WWW class. Read and understand this text about Voronikhin, one of the architects who built St. Petersburg: allspb.al.ru/arc/voron.htm [or this copy on our server]
Thursday
Lesson 7, Text
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 5: Scene 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Scene 1, 2, 3, 4
Questions:
Зачем Остап приходит к архивариусу Коробейникову?
Scenes 4, 5, 6, 7
Questions:
Как Коробейников обманул отца Фёдора?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 11: Sunday 10/28/18 - Saturday 11/03/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 7, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 456.
Tuesday
Lesson 7, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 8, Text
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Review Episodes 4, 5 and make up your own skits.
Week 12: Sunday 11/04/18 - Saturday 11/10/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 8, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 502.
Tuesday
Lesson 8, Translation
Thursday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
На вокзђле. ВІ не в Мџрманск љдете?
В мастерскћй. Тџфли починќть
На пћчте. Телегрђмма
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes 6, 7 Episode 6
Questions:
Что делает Ипполит Матвеевич на свадьбе Остапа?
Episode 7
Questions:
Почему отец Фёдор едет из Старгорода в Ростов?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 13: Sunday 11/11/18 - Saturday 11/17/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Verb review class for Lessons 7 - 8, write your story.
Tuesday
WWW class. Read and understand as much of this text about Tchaikovsky as you have time for. Original publication at http://www.krugosvet.ru/enc/kultura_i_obrazovanie/muzyka/CHAKOVSKI_PETR_ILICH.html
Thursday
Lesson 9, Text
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 8: Scene 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Scene 1, 2, 3
Questions:
Зачем компаньоны приходят в музей мебели?
Scene 4, 5, 6
Questions:
Что сообщает Остапу работница музея?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 14: Sunday 11/18/18 - Saturday 11/24/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Lesson 9, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 540.
Tuesday
Lesson 9, Translation
Thursday
Канќкулы: Дљнь Благодарљния
Friday
Канќкулы: Дљнь Благодарљния
Week 15: Sunday 11/25/18 - Saturday 12/01/18 [show/hide]
Monday
Verb review class for Lessons 1 - 9, write your story.
Tuesday
WWW class: Write an accurate and idiomatic English translation of this story, Российские сироты вышли на митинг с требованием жилья
Thursday
Text review: Write 8-9 questions, one for each chapter of the textbook. Be prepared to ask these questions in class.
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episode 9: Scene 1, 2, 3, 4 Scene 1, 3
Questions:
Как компаньоны узнали, что гарнитур продают по частям?
Scene 2, 4
Questions:
Почему компаньоны не смогли купить стулья?

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes. In class, your questions will be answered by your classmates as part of the discussion.

Week 16: Sunday 12/02/18 - Saturday 12/08/18 [show/hide]
Monday
12 Chairs Interactive
Review Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 and make up your own skits.
Tuesday
Review the Translation assignments for the entire semester.
 
 
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