Russian (RUSSIAN)

Courses

RUSSIAN 1 Elementary Russian 5 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Beginner's course.

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RUSSIAN 2 Elementary Russian 5 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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RUSSIAN 3 Intermediate Russian 5 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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RUSSIAN 4 Intermediate Russian 5 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016

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RUSSIAN 6A Introductory Russian for Heritage Speakers 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2015
The course is aimed at "heritage speakers" of Russian, i.e., those who grew up speaking Russian in the family without a full Russian educational and cultural background. These courses are designed for students who have speaking and comprehension ability in Russian but have minimum exposure to writing and reading. This course teaches basic skills of writing, reading, and grammar. 6A focuses on basic writing
and reading ability. 6B introduces further knowledge of grammar and syntax and develops writing skills. Both 6A and 6B include reading and cultural material. (Students with advanced reading proficiency should consider Slavic 114 or Slavic 190.)
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RUSSIAN 6B Introductory Russian for Heritage Speakers 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Spring 2016
The course is aimed at "heritage speakers" of Russian, i.e., those who grew up speaking Russian in the family without a full Russian educational and cultural background. These courses are designed for students who have speaking and comprehension ability in Russian but have minimum exposure to writing and reading. This course teaches basic skills of writing, reading, and grammar. 6A focuses on basic writing
and reading ability. 6B introduces further knowledge of grammar and syntax and develops writing skills. Both 6A and 6B include reading and cultural material. (Students with advanced reading proficiency should consider Slavic 114 or Slavic 190.)
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RUSSIAN 10 Elementary Intensive Russian 10 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This summer session course is equivalent to the first year of Russian language instruction offered at Berkeley. An intensive program designed to develop students' comprehension and conversation skills while presenting the basic grammar of modern, standard Russian. Lectures and films on Russian culture will be arranged.

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RUSSIAN 20 Intermediate Intensive Russian 10 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This summer session course is equivalent to the second year of Russian language instruction at Berkeley. An intensive program designed to consolidate command of basic grammar and further develop comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills.

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RUSSIAN 101 Advanced Russian Phonetics and Oral Performance 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students, this course helps students to improve their pronunciation, bringing it closer to the native level. The course teaches a whole spectrum of oral speech performance, including phonetics, intonation, and rhetoric, taking into account different functional styles. Course may be taken for 1 unit (5 weeks: basic skills), 2 units (10 weeks: advanced skills) or 3 units
(15 weeks: advanced phonetics and performance).
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RUSSIAN 102 Readings in Specialized Russian 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Selected readings in scholarly (scientific and technical), journalistic, and business styles to acquaint the student with the peculiarities of vocabulary, grammar, and phraseology.

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RUSSIAN 103A Advanced Russian 4 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Course covers three main aspects of advanced Russian: grammar, syntax, and reading. Grammar is reviewed. Course taught in Russian.

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RUSSIAN 103B Advanced Russian 4 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Course covers three main aspects of advanced Russian: grammar, syntax, and reading. Grammar is reviewed. Course taught in Russian.

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RUSSIAN 105A Advanced Russian/English/Russian Translation 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2015
Advanced training in both oral and written translation skills covering various areas of politics, business, technology, law, science, and culture. Elements of literary and poetic translation.

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RUSSIAN 105B Advanced Russian/English/Russian Translation 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Spring 2016
Advanced training in both oral and written translation skills covering various areas of politics, business, technology, law, science, and culture. Elements of literary and poetic translation.

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RUSSIAN 106A Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course is aimed at "heritage speakers" of Russian, i.e., those who grew up speaking Russian in the family without a standard Russian educational background. The advanced course aims at building a sophisticated vocabulary, developing advanced reading ability, formal knowledge of grammar, and complete writing competency. This course fosters student's knowledge and understanding of Russian culture
and society today. (Students with no or rudimentary reading proficiency should consider 6A or 6B by consent of instructor.)
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RUSSIAN 106B Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The course is aimed at "heritage speakers" of Russian, i.e., those who grew up speaking Russian in the family without a standard Russian educational background. The advanced course aims at building a sophisticated vocabulary, developing advanced reading ability, formal knowledge of grammar, and complete writing competency. This course fosters student's knowledge and understanding of Russian culture
and society today. (Students with no or rudimentary reading proficiency should consider 6A or 6B by consent of instructor.)
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RUSSIAN 109 Business Russian 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is designed for students with a good command of basic Russian who would like to gain the vocabulary of business transactions in Russian to be able to establish actual contacts with Russian businesspeople, to participate in business negotiations, to compile business contracts in Russian, and to read Russian business magazines and newspapers. Elements of the business law of Russia will also be discussed.

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RUSSIAN 120A Advanced Russian Conversation and Communication 2 - 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Aimed at fostering advanced conversation and communication skills, this course explores Russian culture through communication. Contains reading, films, vocabulary building, listening exercises, and speaking activities. The course can be taken for two or three credits; for two credits, attendance is required for two classes per week; for three credits, three classes per week.

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RUSSIAN 120B Advanced Russian Conversation and Communication 2 - 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Aimed at fostering advanced conversation and communication skills, this course explores Russian culture through communication. Contains reading, films, vocabulary building, listening exercises, and speaking activities. The course can be taken for two or three credits; for two credits, attendance is required for two classes per week; for three credits, three classes per week.

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RUSSIAN 201 Advanced Russian Proficiency Maintenance 2 - 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced work in speaking, writing and comprehension in order to develop and maintain superior proficiency. Discussions and readings will focus on current cultural and political trends and other topics pertaining to Slavic studies. Special attention to the details of contemporary life in Russia and its changing colloquial speech. Conducted in Russian.

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RUSSIAN 202 Advanced Academic Russian 3 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Advanced work in reading, speaking and comprehension for graduate student, aimed at developing and maintaining superior proficiency and competence in academic Russian. Readings and discussions focus on current linguistic and cultural trends. Special attention to contemporary life in Russia, its changing cultural norms and speech, viewed in a broad historical context. The course is conducted in Russian.

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RUSSIAN 204 Russian Composition and Style 4 Units

Offered through: Slavic Languages and Literatures
Terms offered: Fall 2016
Essay-writing, analysis of texts, oral and written reports, and translation.

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