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Russian (RUSS) Courses

Placement for Language Students

Note:  A placement test is required for students who have previous training and/or experience, but who have not taken a course in this language at Carleton.  For details, please consult carleton.ca/slals/modern-languages and follow the placement test instructions before registering.

Students who are found to be registered in an inappropriate level of the course will be deregistered following assessment by their instructor (and/or the Director of the School). It is crucial for students to complete the placement test in a manner that truly demonstrates their language proficiency.

Students should note that they cannot go backward in a sequence of levels in language courses.

RUSS 1010 [0.5 credit]
First-Year Russian I

For students with no knowledge of Russian. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for RUSS 1110.
Four hours a week.

RUSS 1020 [0.5 credit]
First-Year Russian II

Continuation of first-year Russian. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for RUSS 1110.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 1010, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

RUSS 1110 [1.0 credit]
Intensive First-Year Russian

For students with no knowledge of Russian. Oral skills, reading and writing. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for RUSS 1010 and RUSS 1020.
Eight hours a week (one term).

RUSS 2010 [0.5 credit]
Second-Year Russian I

Further study of Russian to reach a more advanced level of proficiency in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 1020 or RUSS 1110, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

RUSS 2020 [0.5 credit]
Second-Year Russian II

Continuation of second-year Russian. Further study of Russian to reach a more advanced level of proficiency in a range of situations. Equal emphasis on oral and written language. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 2010, or permission of the School.
Four hours a week.

RUSS 3010 [0.5 credit]
Third-Year Russian I

Further study of Russian to reach a more advanced level, including the ability to handle authentic materials and primary texts required for academic studies. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 2020, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 3015 [0.5 credit]
Russian for Heritage Speakers I

For students who have attained Russian language proficiency in informal settings or who completed elementary school in a Russian speaking country. The course builds literacy skills, formalizes grammar awareness, and develops writing and reading language skills in a formal academic setting.
Precludes additional credit for all 1000 through 3000 level Russian courses.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the School.
Online.

RUSS 3020 [0.5 credit]
Third-Year Russian II

Continuation of third-year Russian. Progress toward a more advanced level, including the ability to handle authentic materials and primary texts required for academic studies. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 3010, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 3025 [0.5 credit]
Russian for Heritage Speakers II

Further study of Russian to enhance students’ literacy skills and formalize grammar awareness in a formal academic setting. Emphasis on the use of formal and academic language in oral and written form; further development of writing and reading skills.
Precludes additional credit for all 1000 through 3000 level Russian courses.
Prerequisite(s): RUSS 3015 or permission of the School.
Online.

RUSS 4010 [0.5 credit]
Fourth-Year Russian I

Advanced spoken and written Russian with intensive practice in aural comprehension and speaking in a range of situations and contexts, in reading and in composition in a range of modes and genres. Metalinguistic study. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 3020, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 4020 [0.5 credit]
Fourth-Year Russian II

Continuation of fourth-year Russian. Advanced spoken and written Russian with intensive practice in aural comprehension and speaking in a range of situations and contexts, in reading and in composition in a range of modes and genres. Metalinguistic study. Compulsory attendance.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or higher in RUSS 4010, or permission of the School.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 4115 [0.5 credit]
Russian for Social Studies

Russian language skills for translation of modern history and social science texts from Russian into English, with an emphasis on syntax. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for Russian translation offered under EURR 4901.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the School. Not open to students with native-like Russian proficiency.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 4120 [0.5 credit]
Russian for Research

Russian language skills for conducting research in modern history and social sciences, with an emphasis on practice and theory of translation from Russian into English. Compulsory attendance.
Precludes additional credit for Russian translation offered under EURR 4902.
Prerequisite(s): grade of C in RUSS 4115, or permission of the School. Not open to students with native-like Russian proficiency.
Three hours a week.

RUSS 4900 [1.0 credit]
Independent Study

Research in a topic in Russian language, literature or linguistics under the supervision of a member of the School.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and enrolment in the Minor in Russian, grade of C or higher in RUSS 3020 or equivalent, or permission of the School.


RUSS 4901 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

Research in a topic in Russian language, literature or linguistics under the supervision of a member of the School.
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and enrolment in the Minor in Russian, grade of C or higher in RUSS 3020, or equivalent, or permission of the School.


Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca