RUSSIAN

PROGRAMS IN ARIZONA
1st-Year Russian (RUS 101, 102, Beginner I)
No prerequisites.
2nd-Year Russian (RUS 201, 202, Beginner II)
Prerequisite: Placement exam
1st-YEAR RUSSIAN IN KAZAN (deadline Jan 31, 2014):
1st-Year Russian in Russia (SLC 494)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CLI 1st-Year Russian.

8-WEEK PROGRAMS IN KAZAN (deadline Jan 31, 2014)
2nd-Year Russian (RUS 201, 202, Beginner II)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
3rd-Year Russian in Kazan (RUS 394, Intermediate I)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
4th-Year Russian in Kazan (RUS 494, Intermediate II)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
10-WEEK PROGRAMS IN KIEV (deadline May 23, 2014)
4th-Year Russian in Kiev (RUS 494, Intermediate II)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
5th-Year Russian in Kiev (RUS 598, Advanced I)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
6th-Year Russian in Kiev (RUS 598, Advanced II)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
8-WEEK PROGRAMS IN ST. PETERSBURG (deadline Jan 31)
5th-Year Russian in St. Petersburg (RUS 598, Advanced I)
Prerequisites: Placement exam
6th-Year Russian in St. Petersburg (598, Advanced II)
Prerequisites: Placement exam

(Fifth and Sixth-Year Russian are offered in Kiev and in St. Petersburg. Compare the programs with the SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON.)


ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS: 
RUS 101, 102: Elementary Russian
RUS 201, 202: Intermediate Russian
RUS 211, 212: Basic Russian Conversation
RUS 294: Russian Grammar and Lexicon
RUS 311, 312: Russian Composition and Conversation
RUS 411, 412: Advanced Composition and Conversation
RUS 495: Russian for heritage speakers

ABOUT THE LANGUAGE: 

Russian is spoken natively by about 145 million people. An additional 132 million speak it as a second language. Large communities of Russian speakers exist in the US, Israel, China, Canada, Germany, and the former Soviet republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, etc.). Russian is used as a lingua franca between different ethnic minorities in Russian Federation.

(Source: UCLA Language Materials Project (http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/Profile.aspx?LangID=45&menu=004))


Russian uses the Cyrillic script. Here is a sample:

Все люди рождаются свободными и равными в своем достоинстве и правах. Они наделены разумом и совестью и должны поступать в отношении друг друга в духе братства.

(Source: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1, as cited by http://omniglot.com)