Self-Paced Elementary Russian: Syllabus
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  • Course Description: materials, homework guide, tests, grading
  • Course evaluation form: online, any time, anonymous
  • Fonts: if Russian accented vowels are not displayed correctly, see note at the bottom of the window.
  • Homework: each row in this table shows the assignment for the day.
  • Printable view of this syllabus

Russian 1131-1132 is a TBA (Time to Be Arranged) course. The meeting days/times are chosen at the organizational meeting. The time and place of the meeting are announced on our Welcome page, see the navigation bar on the left.

At the beginning of the semester, we will decide, for each group of students, how many days of this syllabus they want to cover each week; in other words, 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, 4 credits per semester), you would cover 34 days of this syllabus per semester and earn 2 credit hours 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. Even if the other group is ahead of you, you will get a boost from attending an extra class.

How to read the calendar and assignments below
Click the "show/hide" link for your group and find the current week. Note the references to the Days in the Homework. Scroll down and find the assignments for those days under HOMEWORK; the homework listed for each day must be done before coming to class. Be sure to read the Course Description (see link at the top) to find out how to do each type of homework.

Group A (2-credit, 1st semester) calendar
(four 30-minute required meetings/week) [show/hide]
Group B (3-credit, 2nd semester) calendar
(four 30-minute required meetings/week) [show/hide]

Review pages for Days 1 - 70

COLLT Review Lessons 10-52
Written Homework Review Lessons 10-52
Eralash Review
Review & Research Papers 1-3

Review pages for Days 71 - 150

COLLT Review Lessons 53-110
Written Homework Review Lessons 53-109
Film Review

Final exams
Note this description (or this one) of the final exam: they are very similar to the finals in Russian 1121 and Russian 1122 and include only the days in the syllabus that were covered by your group this semester.

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