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Elementary Russian I
Course: RUS101

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   4 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   4 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary of the Russian language. Practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Pronounce words using the cyrillic alphabet. (I)
2. Write words, sentences, and phrases using the cyrillic alphabet. (II)
3. Apply Russian grammatical rules. (III)
4. Convert simple sentences into the negative. (III,IV)
5. Convert a statement into a question. (IV)
6. Use selected Russian words and phrases orally and in writing. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Pronunciation
   A. Cyrillic alphabet
      1. Vowels
      2. Diphthongs
      3. Consonants
      4. Hard sign and soft sign
      5. Voiced consonants at the end of a word
      6. Drop-out vowels
II. Cyrillic script
III. Grammar
   A. Absence of articles
   B. Nouns
      1. Gender
      2. Case
   C. Verbs - active voice, indicative mood
      1. Omission of to be
      2. Infinitive endings
      3. Past tense
      4. Aspects (past tense only)
      5. Verbs of locomotion - past tense
      6. Present tense
      7. Negation of verbs
      8. Emphatic
   D. Adjectives
      1. Adjectives of color
      2. Nominative case - singular
      3. Demonstrative - nominative singular
   E. Adverbs
      1. Here/there (position or motion)
      2. Adverbs often used with imperfective verbs
   F. Pronouns
      1. Personal pronouns - nominative
      2. Invariable pronoun this (is)
      3. Interrogative pronouns
      4. All - complete declension, plural
   G. Prepositions
      1. Prepositional case after certain prepositions
      2. Genitive prepositions
      3. dative
      4. accusative
      5. Instrumental prepositions
   H. Conjunctions
IV. Syntax
   A. Word order
      1. Questions
      2. Whether, if
V. Vocabulary
   A. Numbers
      1. 1,2,3,4
      2. Much/few
   B. Home/at home/homewards
   C. Obligation
   D. Satisfaction
   E. Proverbs
      1. Slow but sure
      2. Repetition is the mother of learning
      3. All is well that ends well
      4. Better late than never
      5. Strike while the iron is hot
   F. Basic vocabulary
   G. Greetings and farewells
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/26/1994

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