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Student Learning Outcomes for BA IN RUSSIAN
SLO1. The student can vocalize Russian non-technical texts with correct placement of stress in words and with the observance of pronunciation rules (i.e. reduction of unstressed vowels, voicing and devoicing of consonants individually and in clusters as dictated by the environment, and assimilation of consonants according to current Russian pronunciation norms).
SLO2. The student can read and comprehend non-technical texts in Russian from a variety of sources including magazines, newspapers, internet pages such as those found in the Russian Wikipedia, and belles-lettres.
SLO3. The student can engage in oral and written communication in Russian in various everyday and educational communicative contexts (e.g. asking directions, ordering in a restaurant, expressing opinions in a conversation or a written composition).
SLO4. The student can write Cyrillic in longhand and type Cyrillic using either the phonetic or standard keyboard arrangement.
SLO5. The student can recognize and identify and has a familiarity with key aspects of Russian culture (e.g. famous Russians; representative pictures, music and symbols; common Russian dishes).
SLO 06. Familiarity with key works of literature of the major authors of the 19th century (Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov) and 20th century (Belyj, Blok, Zoshchenko, Zamiatin, Sholokhov, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn).
SLO 7. The student can recognize and identify and has a familiarity with key aspects of Russian culture (e.g. famous Russians with key aspects of Russian culture (e.g. famous Russians;, representative pictures, music and symbols; common Russian dishes). Familiarity with Russian material and intellectual history from pre-Christian times through the present. Should be acquainted with significant pictorial artists, composers, and film artists.