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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Russian courses taught at USC

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly taught Russian courses at USC and their respective prerequisites.

RUSS 121 - Elementary Russian

Grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Assumes no prior experience in the language.

 This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Never previously studied Russian
•  Not studied Russian within the past five years
•  Scored an R1 on the USC Russian placement exam


RUSS 122
- Basic Proficiency in Russian

Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS121
•  Scored an R2 on the USC Russian placement exam


RUSS 201
- Intermediate Russian I
 

Continued exposure to the fundamentals of Russian grammar, along with increased focus on reading and speaking skills.
 

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS122
•  Scored an R3 on the USC Russian placement exam

RUSS 202 - Intermediate Russian II

Completion of exposure to the fundamentals of Russian grammar, with emphasis on writing, reading, and conversation.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS201
•  Scored an R4 on the USC Russian placement exam


RUSS 301
- Russian Conversation and Composition I

Conversation, reading, composition, comprehensive review of grammar.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS202
•  Scored an R6 on the USC Russian placement exam


RUSS 302
- Russian Conversation and Composition II

 Emphasis on oral proficiency, using contemporary authentic materials from Russian newspapers, textbooks, and television newscasts.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS301
•  Scored an R7 on the USC Russian placement exam


RUSS 401
- Advanced Russian I

Acquisition of subtleties of Russian grammar. Increased focus on reading, writing, and discussion.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS302
•  Scored an R8 on the USC Russian placement exam

 
RUSS 402 - Advanced Russian II

Exposure to prose and poetry from a wide variety of sources and periods. Focus on oral proficiency, reading, comprehension, and writing.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed RUSS401
•  Scored an R9 on the USC Russian placement exam