Texas Common Number
RUSS 1412
Course Number Course Title Semester Day & Time Instructor Course Fee Register
RUS 407 First-Year Russian II Fall 2024 W 11:00AM - 12:00PM Heather Rice $1,100.00
Course Type
Semester-Based Online
Class Description

Russian 407 is the second of a three-semester online course designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world today. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. Now you can speak it, too.

This course will be conducted entirely online, using a new multi-media curriculum developed at The University of Texas. All course content and materials will be delivered online and you will not need to purchase additional textbooks. Students will be required to meet as a class, along with the instructor, in a virtual classroom.

The pace of Russian 407 is designed to be moderately intensive. You should expect to do between 12 and 18 hours of work each week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. Your assignments will require you to work independently a large portion of the time, but you can also expect to work with your classmates on various communication activities, including video recording conversations in Russian. Our goal is to introduce you to Russian language and culture and, by doing so, help you develop functional proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Additionally, we will be online, so you can expect to start learning to navigate the Russian language realm of the Internet, which is truly an entirely other world, replete its own social media, search engines and shopping hotspots.

Date & Location

Meets August 26 - December 9. This course is 100% online and includes live streaming video. Real-time participation is required during scheduled meeting times.

Technical Requirements

Reliable internet connection (wired connection is recommended for synchronous interactions and video recordings). A computer with webcam, microphone and headphones.

Official UT Austin Course Description

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Class Prerequisites

Russian 406 or 506.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.


No refunds after 08/29/2024.