RUS 407 - First-Year Russian II-WB

Texas Common Number: RUSS 1412
Course Number Course Title Semester Day & Time Instructor Course Fee Register
RUS 407 First-Year Russian II-WB Spring 2019 W 10:00AM - 11:00AM Heather Rice $1100.00
Course Type:
Semester-Based Online
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, one hour per week in a virtual classroom (Wednesdays, 10-11am CST).

The pace of Russian 407 is designed to be moderately intensive. Although class meets only once a week, 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:

This course has no live class meetings, and for the most part can be done on the student's own schedule. There are due dates for all assignments, and the exams must be taken on the assigned dates in a proctored, face-to-face setting. Exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included in the course fee.
 
First class day: Tuesday, January 22
Last class day: Friday, May 10
Final exam: TBD
 

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

RUS 406.

Policies:

No refunds after 1/25/2019.