RUSS 1001. Beginning Russian Language and Introduction to Russian Culture I. 3 Hours.

Emphasis on the development of proficiency and communicative competence at the novice level in the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines. Awareness of various sociocul- tural aspects and the distinctiveness of certain cul- tural traditions. RUSS 1001 is not open for credit to students with two or more years of high school Russian or the equivalent.

RUSS 1002. Beginning Russian Language and Introduction to Russian Culture II. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: RUSS 1001 or the equivalent. A continuation of RUSS 1001, with emphasis on proficiency and communicative competence at the novice level in the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lang- uages Proficiency Guidelines. Awareness of various sociocultural aspects and the distinctiveness of cer- tain cultural traditions.

RUSS 1111. Intensive Russian Language and Culture. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: Two or more years of high school Russian or the equivalent. Emphasis on the development of proficiency and communicative competence at the novice level in the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines. Awareness of various sociocultural aspects and the distinctiveness of certain cultural traditions. RUSS 1111 is a one-semester combination of RUSS 1001 and RUSS 1002. This course is designed for those students not fully prepared for the 1002 level. RUSS 1111 reviews the concepts presented in RUSS 1001 and advances the student through the material of RUSS 1002.

RUSS 2001. Intermediate Russian Language and Russian Culture I. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: RUSS 1002 or the equivalent. Emphasis is on the development of proficiency and communicative compe- tence at the intermediate level in the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Lan- guages Proficiency Guidelines. Awareness and understanding of various sociocultural aspects and the distinctiveness of certain cultural traditions.

RUSS 2002. Intermediate Russian Language and Russian Culture II. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: RUSS 2001 or the equivalent. A continuation of RUSS 2001, with emphasis on proficiency and communica- tive competence at the intermediate level in the four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defin- ed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines. Awareness and understanding of various sociocultural aspects and the distinctiveness of certain cultural traditions.