Russian 2204: Syllabus
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Week 1: Sunday 02/07/21 - Saturday 02/13/21 [show/hide]
Monday
No homework. In class we’ll talk about your winter break.
Tuesday
No homework. In class: review of deverbal forms.
Thursday
Lesson 10, Text (these audio recordings take a while to load, be patient)
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes 10, 11 Episode 10 Episode 11

For each film class, prepare 3 questions on the assigned episodes and record a short video. See Course Description (the link at the top) to learn how to do homework in this course.

Week 2: Sunday 02/14/21 - Saturday 02/20/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 10, Verbs. Complete the Lesson 10 exercises in COLLT's Intermediate Russian (achieving the score of 17) and record a short video. For notes on this homework, see Course Description and also the COLLT FAQ.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 10, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 11, 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 12
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Episode 12
Scenes: 1, 2
Episode 12
Scenes: 3, 4
Week 3: Sunday 02/21/21 - Saturday 02/27/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 11, Verbs. Achieve the score of 72 in COLLT and do not forget to record a short video. (This reminder will not be repeated.)
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 11, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 12, 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 13
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4,5
Episode 13
Scenes: 1, 2,3
Episode 13
Scenes: 3, 4,5
Record a short video.
Week 4: Sunday 02/28/21 - Saturday 03/06/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 12, Verbs. Target score: 108. Do not forget to record a short video. (This reminder will not be repeated.)
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 12, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 13, Text
Friday
Review Episodes 10, 11, 12 13 make up and record your own skits.
Week 5: Sunday 03/07/21 - Saturday 03/13/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 13, Verbs. Target score: 157.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

День здоровья — занятий нет.
Thursday
Mini-Videos
Write English translations of the videos from previous assignment and work with these new videos:
В аптеке. Мнљ нужнђ пђчка вђты
В банке. Нђм нужнђ ипотљка
В салоне красоты. Скћлько с менї?
Record a short video (see instructions in Course Description, the link at the top).
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes: 14, 15 Episode 14 Episode 15
Week 6: Sunday 03/14/21 - Saturday 03/20/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Verb review class for Lessons 10 - 13. Write several (3-4) questions about anything you like, using as many verbs from both Lessons as you can. In class you will ask these questions, and your classmates will answer them. Instead of writing your questions, you may meet with a classmate to compose and record a dialog that you will also perform it in class.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 13, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 14, Text
Friday
Review Episodes 13, 14, 15, make up and record your own skits.
Week 7: Sunday 03/21/21 - Saturday 03/27/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 14, Verbs. Target score: 189.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 14, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 15, 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 16
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Episode 16
Scenes: 1, 2
Episode 16
Scenes: 3, 4
Week 8: Sunday 03/28/21 - Saturday 04/03/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 15, Verbs. Target score: 248.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 15, Translation
Thursday
Lesson 16, 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 17
Scenes: 1, 2, 3
Episode 17
Scenes: 1, 2
Episode 17
Scenes: 2, 3
Week 9: Sunday 04/04/21 - Saturday 04/10/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 16, Verbs. Target score: 307.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 16, Translation
Thursday
Mini-Videos
Write English translations of the videos from previous assignment and work with these new videos:
В универмђге. Мнљ нџжен стџл
В мастерскћй. Очкќ подобрђть
В продуктћвом магазќне. Їйца просрћчены
Do not forget to record a short video. (This reminder will not be repeated.)
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Review Episodes: 14-17, make up and record your own skits.
Week 10: Sunday 04/11/21 - Saturday 04/17/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Verb review class for Lessons 14 - 16. Write several (3-4) questions about anything you like, using as many verbs from these Lessons as you can. In class you will ask these questions, and your classmates will answer them. Instead of writing your questions, you may meet with a classmate to write and record a dialog that you will also perform in class.
Tuesday
Internet: Read as much as you have time for; print and bring the printout to class: Враги государства Российского. (Skip the part of «План Даллеса» that is displayed if you click the РАЗВЕРНУТЬ link.)
Thursday
Lesson 17, 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 18
Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Episode 18
Scenes: 1, 2, 3
Episode 18
Scenes: 4, 5, 6
Week 11: Sunday 04/18/21 - Saturday 04/24/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 17, Verbs. Target score: 346.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 17, Translation
Thursday
Mini-Videos
Write English translations of the videos from previous assignment and work with these new videos:
В книжном магазине. По какћму шоссљ?
На войнљ. Ктћ победќл?
В библиотеке. Прозђик Фљдечкин
Friday
День здоровья — занятий нет.
Week 12: Sunday 04/25/21 - Saturday 05/01/21 [show/hide]
Monday
День здоровья — занятий нет.
Tuesday
Thursday
Lesson 18, 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 19
Scene 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Episode 19
Scene 1, 2, 3
Episode 19
Scene 3, 4, 5
Week 13: Sunday 05/02/21 - Saturday 05/08/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Verb review class for Lessons 10 - 17. Write several (3-4) questions about anything you like, using as many verbs from both Lessons as you can. In class you will ask these questions, and your classmates will answer them. Instead of writing your questions, you may meet with a classmate to write and record a dialog that you will also perform in class.
Tuesday
Use this link to submit written homework for this day (PDF only), if any is due.

How to name your homework file: YourNetID_LessX_ExY_YourNickname, e.g. sp27_Less7_Ex6_Slava.pdf

Lesson 18, Translation
Thursday
Friday
12 Chairs Interactive
Groups 1 and 2:
Watch and understand
Group 1:
Watch for detailed study
Group 2:
Watch for detailed study
Episodes: 20, 21 Episodes: 20, 21 Episodes: 20, 21
Week 14: Sunday 05/09/21 - Saturday 05/15/21 [show/hide]
Monday
Unusual assignment (12 Chairs film, not verbs): Review Episodes 18 -21, make up and record your own skits.
Tuesday
Review Translation exercises for the entire semester. Bring sentences to translate, with issues you still find bothersome.
Thursday
Mini-Videos
Write English translations of the videos from previous assignment and work with these new videos:
В банке. Крќзис
В мастерской. ТІсяча ключљй
Великие люди. В Москвe 7 часoв
Friday
Review Episodes for the entire semester(10-21), make up your own skits.


FINAL EXAM

This is an open-book exam: feel free to use any reference materials except for online automatic translators (they don't speak the same kind of Russian we do). Do not consult anyone.

Date and time of the exam are shown on the Registrar's page, https://registrar.cornell.edu/exams/spring-final-exam-schedule. For the Zoom Meeting ID of the exam, see page Rooms and times.

  1. Display, download, or print this PDF form for the exam (opens in a separate tab or window).
  2. Use any of these methods to record your answers:
    • If you have a tool for typing into the PDF file (e.g. Acrobat Pro), you can do that.
    • Or you can copy the contents of the PDF, paste them into a Word file (or some other wordprocessor), and then type your answers there.
    • If you don't like typing Cyrillic, print the PDF and write on the printout.
    • If none of that works for you, write your answers on a blank sheet of paper, as you wrote your homework this semester, and number your answers, so we know what goes where.
  3. Convert your answers to a PDF file; from Word, you can save it as a PDF; or you can photograph your writing and run that through a PDF converter, as you did for all your homework this semester.
  4. Be sure to start the filename of your PDF with your net ID and include your Russian nickname (in Latin letters); the rest of the filename is up to you.
  5. Use THIS LINK to submit your PDF file and send a private message through the Zoom Chat box to Slava to ask him to check out the file.
  6. Scroll to the top of this syllabus page, find the "Course evaluation form" link, and submit your anonymous course evaluation for Russian 2204 THREE times: once for each of your instructors, marking the Text questions for Raissa, the Translation questions for Slava, and the rest for Viktoria. (You can do this at any point during the exam.)
  7. Check the Chat box to see if Slava has confirmed that your exam was received and is readable. WAIT for Slava's response.

Do not leave this Zoom room until you get confirmation from Slava (and submit your evaluation).

Week 15: Sunday 05/16/21 - Saturday 05/22/21 [show/hide]
Week 16: Sunday 05/23/21 - Saturday 05/29/21 [show/hide]
Week 17: Sunday 05/30/21 - Saturday 06/05/21 [show/hide]
 
 
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