RUSSA2203 Course Syllabus in the Russian Language Program at Cornell University
Russian 2203: Syllabus
Week 1: Wednesday 08/27/13 - Tuesday 09/02/13
Thursday
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.
Friday
Lesson 1, Verbs. See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do all homework. Expected COLLT score: 34. Note that for the rest of the semester verbs are assigned for Monday. This week, the Labor Day holiday interfers with normal life.
Monday
Labor Day
Tuesday
Lesson 1, Translation. See Course Description (the link at the top of this Syllabus panel) to find out how to do all homework.
Week 2: Wednesday 09/03/13 - Tuesday 09/09/13
Thursday
Lesson 2, Text.
Friday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
Семљйные отношљния. Купќ винћ, икрџ и фрџкты
В ресторђне. Компот лучше
Велќкие лєди. Револєция, товђрищ!
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Monday
Lesson 2, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 167.
Tuesday
Lesson 2, Translation
Week 3: Wednesday 09/10/13 - Tuesday 09/16/13
Thursday
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.
Friday
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.
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
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.
Week 4: Wednesday 09/17/13 - Tuesday 09/23/13
Thursday
Lesson 3, Text
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.
Monday
Lesson 3, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 212.
Tuesday
Lesson 3, Translation
Week 5: Wednesday 09/24/13 - Tuesday 09/30/13
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.

Monday
Lesson 4, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 298.
Tuesday
Lesson 4, Translation
Week 6: Wednesday 10/01/13 - Tuesday 10/07/13
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.

Monday
Lesson 5, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 371.
Tuesday
Lesson 5, Translation
Week 7: Wednesday 10/08/13 - Tuesday 10/13/13
Thursday
Mini-Videos (use these links or click the Mini-Videos link under On-line course materials)
В универмђге. Тебљ ћчень идёт, берќ!
В продуктћвом магазќне. Сћк подорћжника
В продуктћвом магазќне. Ї к вђм попћзже зайдџ
See Course Description for directions on doing this homework.
Friday
Midterm test (Lessons 1 - 5)
Monday

Осенние каникулы

Tuesday

Осенние каникулы

Week 8: Wednesday 10/15/13 - Tuesday 10/21/13
Thursday
Lesson 6, 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 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.

Monday
Lesson 6, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 425.
Tuesday
Lesson 6, Translation
Week 9: Wednesday 10/22/13 - Tuesday 10/28/13
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
Review Episodes 1, 2, 3 and make up your own skits
Monday
Verb review class, 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]
Week 10: Wednesday 10/29/13 - Tuesday 11/04/13
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 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.

Monday
Lesson 7, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 456.
Tuesday
Lesson 7, Translation
Week 11: Wednesday 11/05/13 - Tuesday 11/11/13
Thursday
Lesson 8, Text
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes 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.

Monday
Lesson 8, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 502.
Tuesday
Lesson 8, Translation
Week 12: Wednesday 11/12/13 - Tuesday 11/18/13
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
Review Episodes 4, 5 and make up your own skits.
Monday
Verb review class, write your story
Tuesday
WWW class. Read and understand as much of this text about Tchaikovsky as you have time for.
Week 13: Wednesday 11/19/13 - Tuesday 11/25/13
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
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.

Monday
Lesson 9, Verbs. Expected COLLT score: 540.
Tuesday
Lesson 9, Translation
Week 14: Wednesday 11/26/13 - Tuesday 12/02/13
Thursday

День Благодарения

Friday

Каникулы

Monday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes 8: Scene 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Scene 1, 2, 3
Questions:
Зачем компаньоны приходят в музей мебели?
Scene 3, 4, 5
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.

Tuesday
Review the Translation assignments for the entire semester.
Week 15: Wednesday 12/03/13 - Tuesday 12/09/13
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
Episodes 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.

Monday
study week
Tuesday
study week