Russian

Why Study Russian at UAA?

Russia is Alaska’s neighbor, and opportunities to use Russian and to learn about Russian culture abound at UAA. Many students from Russia study at UAA, and you can hear Russian being spoken on a daily basis. Moreover, the Russian community in Anchorage is vibrant and active. The Anchorage School District boasts the first ever Russian language immersion program in an American elementary school, and UAA, Anchorage, and the State of Alaska maintain important partnerships with Russian universities and organizations, especially in the Russian Far East. Highly qualified faculty members across the university teach courses with a Russia focus.

Why I'm Taking Russian - Caitlyn Cheely

Courses

RUSS A101 Elementary Russian I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Russian language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Russian for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Russian.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A102 Elementary Russian II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Russian for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A201 Intermediate Russian I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of Russian. Enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for effective communication at the intermediate level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A202 Intermediate Russian II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in intermediate Russian. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of Russian. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A205 Conversational Skills II 1 Credit

A maintenance and skills enhancement course for intermediate students of Russian, designed primarily to help them to retain and solidify what they have learned in Elementary Russian. With the focus on oral communication, the course emphasizes speaking, listening comprehension, and vocabulary building.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Proficiency as after two semesters of college-level or two years of high school study in Russian.

RUSS A301 Advanced Russian I 4 Credits

Advanced Russian course in refining listening, speaking, reading, writing and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Russian.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: RUSS A202 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A302 Advanced Russian II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in advanced Russian. Further refines listening, speaking, reading, writing and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Russian.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: RUSS A301 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

RUSS A390 Selected Topics in Advanced Russian 3 Credits

An advanced course for students interested in conversation, listening and writing practice, advanced topics in grammar, and cultural information about the Russian speaking world. Topics will vary.
Special Note: Course conducted in Russian. May be repeated for credit with a change of subtitle.
Registration Restrictions: RUSS A301 and RUSS A302 strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: RUSS A202.

RUSS A390B Topics in Advanced Language 1-3 Credits

A focused examination of a single aspect of the Russian language.
Special Note: May be offered in 1-, 2- or 3-credit segments. Repeatable for credit with a change of subtitle. Up to 3 credits can count toward a minor or major in Languages with an emphasis in Russian. Course conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS A202.

RUSS A427 Post-Soviet Culture and Society 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary examination and analysis of contemporary Russian culture and society. Explores major themes in post-Soviet society including shifting identities and changing social, cultural, political, and economic realities, and examines how these are expressed in a variety of contemporary sources.
Special Note: Course conducted in English.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing. Prerequisite HIST A102 or any RUSS prefix course.
Crosslisted With: HIST A427

Prerequisites: HIST A102.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

RUSS A490 Selected Topics in Russian Culture 3 Credits

Focuses on critical analysis of diverse cultural and artistic traditions from Russian-speaking communities using a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g., historical, cultural, socio-political) and related terminology. Enhances Russian language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening and cross-cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit with change in subtitle. Course conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS A302 with a minimum grade of C.

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