RUSS 3404

Advanced Russian II

For students with at least 400 hours of prior formal instruction in Russian, or fewer hours of formal instruction but a semester or more in Russia. In this class, students tackle the more complicated grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and significantly increase their vocabulary by studying Russian root-based semantic groups, idioms, and synonyms. The course focuses a good deal of attention on the development of students’ lexical competence (active vocabulary of 2,500 words) by acquainting them with prototypical models of the word formation and derivation processes of contemporary standard Russian. Much of the class’s work is devoted to the detailed analysis of Russian films, as well as the reading of contemporary poems, short stories, and excerpts of longer prose works. Students give short presentations on the writers whose works they read. Students typically complete this course with advanced low to advanced mid language skills.
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Summer 2023 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L23 Lecture

Summer 2022 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L22 Lecture (Zaynuldinov, Ivanov)

Summer 2021 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L21 Lecture (Burvikova, Ivanov, Juharyan, LaVallee)

Summer 2020 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L20 Lecture (Alley, Ivanov, Klimova-Magnotta, Moskvitina)

Summer 2019 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L19 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2018 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L18 Lecture (Dvinova, Nazarova)

Summer 2017 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L17 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2016 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L16 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L15 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

RUSS3404A-L14 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2013

RUSS3404A-L13 Lecture (Dvinova, Alley)

Summer 2012

RUSS3404A-L12 Lecture (Dvinova)
RUSS3404B-L12 Lecture (Alley)

Summer 2011

RUSS3404A-L11 Lecture (Dvinova)
RUSS3404B-L11 Lecture (Travisano)

Summer 2010

RUSS3404A-L10 Lecture (Shchepina, Dvinova)
RUSS3404B-L10 Lecture (Shchepina, Dvinova)

Summer 2009

RUSS3404A-L09 Lecture (Shchepina)
RUSS3404B-L09 Lecture (Dvinova)

Summer 2008

RUSS3404A-L08 Lecture (Shchepina)
RUSS3404B-L08 Lecture (Dvinova)

Summer 2007

RUSS3404A-L07 Lecture (Shchepina)
RUSS3404B-L07 Lecture (Dvinova)

Summer 2006

RUSS3404A-L06 Lecture (Shchepina)
RUSS3404B-L06 Lecture

Summer 2005

RUSS3404A-L05 Lecture (Shchepina, Yatsenko)

Summer 2004

RUSS3404A-L04 Lecture (Shchepina, Yatsenko)