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Русский язык 102 (RUS 102)
Dr. Amanda Ewington
Course Goals and Overview
This semester we will finish our introduction to the Russian case system and get acquainted with verbal aspect. You will read, write, converse, and create on a range of topics, from your own background and family members to shopping and eating in Russia. Class time will be devoted to both grammar and to communicative exercises. We will also enjoy working with more authentic materials, including songs, stories, and Russian websites.
Attendance: You will meet three times a week with Professor Ewington (M/W/F) and twice (Tu/Th) with your AT, Daria Sidorova. Attendance at all sessions is required. You are allowed three absences in the MWF sessions and two AT absences. Additional absences will negatively impact your final grade. If you are absent on the day of a quiz or exam there will be no make-up. Please use your absences wisely. If you have a family or medical emergency, please let me know as soon as possible.
Participation: Daily participation is required and will be evaluated on the level of preparation and participation in individual and group activities, as well as effort made to avoid English. Remember to bring your workbook and textbook to class each day.
Classroom etiquette: Do not chew gum or eat during class or AT sessions. Remember to silence and put away cell phones before class.
Russian Table (optional): Professor Ewington, Daria, and Professor Erman welcome you at Vail Commons for Russian Table/ Русский стол on Thursdays from 11:30-1:00. Join us for this informal and fun way to practice your Russian and meet other students involved with Russian at Davidson. First-year Russian students are highly encouraged to attend and get a sense for the melody of spoken Russian.
Moodle: Announcements about news related to the class and "help sheet" files will be posted to Moodle.
Classroom etiquette: Please do not chew gum or eat during class or AT sessions. Remember to silence and store away cell phones before entering the classroom.
Russian Events (strongly encouraged) This semester you will have the opportunity to participate in Russia-related events, including a Масленица festival at Vail Commons on March 13.
Facebook: You are invited to friend "Davidson Russian" on Facebook. Our Facebook page is a good place to read about upcoming events, interesting articles or exhibits, and meet our current students as well as alumni and former AT students from Russia.
Homework (Домашнее задание):
On MWF handwritten homework is due at the beginning of class. On Tuesdays and Thursdays handwritten homework must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. in the box on my office door (Chambers 3258). All work submitted through MyRussianLab will be due at 11:59 p.m.
Other Graded work:
There will be no make-up for missed quizzes or tests except in the case of a true emergency (to be determined by me in consultation with the Dean of Students Office).
Honor Code: All work must be pledged. For the workbook or any other written homework you should feel free to consult your notes, the book, dictionaries, or other grammar books that might help you. You are encouraged to discuss problems that you don’t understand with your fellow students (this might include study sessions for exams), but you should not collaborate on the answers to specific assignments.
Disabilities: If you have a documented disability on record at Davidson and would like to have a reasonable accommodation made for you in this class, please see me as soon as possible at the beginning of the semester.
|Participation (extra credit for attending Russian table & other Russian extra-curricular events)||10%|