Students have the option of majoring or minoring in Russian Area Studies.
2010-2011 Course Listings
105F. Russian for Professionals I. 4 semester hours.
Introduction to the study of Russian through speaking, reading and translation. Computer-assisted instruction in speaking and in reading Russian Culture. Enrollment limited to students in the School of Community Education.
106F. Russian for Professionals II. 4 semester hours.
Continuation of Russian 105; speaking, reading and translation. Russian culture through reading Russian texts. Computer-assisted instruction. Enrollment limited to students in the School of Community Education.
111. Beginning Russian I. 5 semester hours.
Introduction to the structure of Russian through oral and written practice. Every year.
112F. Beginning Russian II. 5 semester hours.
Continuation of the structure of Russian through oral and written practice. Every year.
130. Russian Topics. 4 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English, readings in English. May be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
230. Russian Topics. 1-6 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English or in Russian, as designated by the instructor. Some sections may be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
Students may be awarded 5 or 6 semester hours for study abroad only
241: Foreign Language Learning Center Tutor Training. 2 semester hours.
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train incoming and potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC). Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the College Reading and Learning Association stating that they are certified level 2 tutors. This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC. Every year. There are no course prerequisites for this course, but students must be recommended by a language faculty member.
260: Understanding Contemporary Russian Social Issues. 2 semester hours
Introduction to reading skills in Russian by using authentic materials from the contemporary Russian press found on the World Wide Web. Discussion of social and cultural issues in Russian society such as the role of women, education, political movements and youth groups, immigration and relocation issues of the former Soviet Republics. Prerequisite: Russian 112 or placement
261 The Physical World. 2 sem. Hours
This content-based reading and conversation course focuses on the role of the natural environment in the lives of the Russians; it explores some of the distinctive ways in which Russians express their regard and attachment to the natural world. Prerequisite: Russian 112 or placement
262: Introduction to Translation. 2 credits
Introduction to the practice of good translation including more advanced topics in Russian grammar such as verbs of motion, verbal aspect and verb. Special attention to idiomatic expressions and formulaic speech patterns. Prerequisite: Russian 112 or placement.
263: Russian Film and Culture
Through the study of Russian, students will watch and discuss films that acquaint students with contemporary Russian life. Students will learn the vocabulary necessary to discuss the portrayals of family, relationships, changing value systems and social questions as reflected in Russian film. This course will also help students gain additional language skills in speaking and aural comprehension. Prerequisite: Russian 112 or placement at the 200-level (or permission of instructor)
This course may be repeated for credit if the topic changes.
315: National Identity and Diverse Traditions. 4 semester hours
Reading and discussion about the character and traditions of theRussian and/or Central Eurasian people and their beliefs, using original sources, short historical texts, complemented by films .Taught in Russian. Alternate years Russian 260 or 261 or placement required.
330. Russian Topics. 4 semester hours.
Study of special subjects, chosen by the instructor and described in the course schedule each semester. May be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
380. Methods for Teaching Foreign Language (K-12). 4 semester hours.
Course to acquire an understanding of the history and rationale for foreign language instruction and of the relationship between theories of language learning and classroom practice. The student learns to plan, implement, and evaluate language instruction for students at the elementary and secondary school levels, and to enrich curriculum content to promote appreciation of the customs, values and history of other cultures. Field experience is included. Prerequisite: Completion of two 200-level courses in the target language or by permission of the instructor. Alternate years.
490. Independent Study. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.
491. Internship. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.