2010-2011 Catalog by American University Washington

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language and foreign studies 383 lems of style and creative use of language usually offered every fall prerequisite russ-245 or equivalent russ-343 russian conversation and composition ii 3 continuation of russ-342 usually offered every spring prerequisite russ-342 or equivalent russ-441 russian media and political translation 3 may be repeated for credit reading and translating selected sociopolitical texts and current periodical publications vocabulary expansion through study of word formation study of idioms terms and syntactic patterns meets with russ-641 usually offered every fall prerequisite three years of college russian or equivalent or permission of instructor russ-443 russian business translation 3 may be repeated for credit development of business translation skills and an understanding of the socio-economic and political aspects of the business world study of language terminology stylistic constructions and related cross-cultural issues translation from russian to english emphasis on translation methods techniques and problems course covers areas such as finance marketing banking taxation trade and economics meets with russ-643 usually offered alternate falls prerequisite three years college russian or permission of instructor russ-480 senior capstone concept of the city 3 this senior capstone course celebrates students functional russian language abilities and cultural competence through the comparison and contrast of the historical political literary and cultural trends of four major urban epicenters berlin buenos aires paris and st petersburg from a variety of perspectives and genres taught in english students write their final research papers in russian prerequisite senior standing and russian studies major lfs-491 internship russian 1–6 prerequisite permission of instructor and department chair russian graduate and advanced undergraduate courses russ-543 russian classics 3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic emphasis on life and works of major writers usually offered every term russ-546 russian advanced grammar and composition i 3 asystematic grammar review course for those who have had at least three years of russian there is a written assignment for every class either a translation or an essay weekly quizzes test knowledge of grammatical constructions vocabulary and idioms usually offered every fall prerequisite three years of college russian russ-547 russian advanced grammar and composition ii 3 a continuation of russ-546 usually offered every spring prerequisite russ-546 or permission of instructor russ-548 russian topics 3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic courses taught in russian on such topics as contemporary russian society russia through film the politics of culture in russia and others usually offered every spring russian graduate courses russ-641 advanced russian media and political translation 3 may be repeated for credit development and perfection of translation skills emphasis on contemporary political culture translation of materials from current russian press vocabulary building review of grammar and stylistics demonstrations classroom exercises weekly home assignments and weekly quiz indi vidual translation project meets with russ-441 usually offered every fall russ-643 russian business translation 3 may be repeated for credit development of business translation skills and an understanding of the socio-economic and political aspects of the business world study of language terminology stylistic constructions and related cross-cultural issues translation from russian to english emphasis on translation methods techniques and problems course covers areas such as finance marketing banking taxation trade and economics meets with russ-443 usually offered alternate falls prerequisite three years college russian or permission of instructor lfs-691 internship russian 1–3 prerequisite permission of instructor and department chair russ-704 seminar in russian studies 3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic reports and critical discussion of research papers on russian studies usually offered alternate falls spanish undergraduate courses span-136 intensive spanish i 4 offered as part of the madrid to the mediterranean au abroad program the elements of spanish grammar vocabulary and pronunciation usually offered every fall span-152 spanish elementary i 4 prepares students to function in everyday situations in the hispanic world focuses on the acquisition of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures in culturally authentic contexts through speaking reading writing and listening comprehension designed for students with no prior experience with spanish usually offered every fall and summer span-153 spanish elementary ii 4 continuation of span-152 usually offered every spring and summer prerequisite span-152 or equivalent span-236 intensive spanish ii 4 offered as part of the madrid and the mediterranean au abroad program students gain proficiency at an intermediate level through literary and cultural exercises usually offered every fall span-252 spanish intermediate i 4 refinement of basic language skills in a cultural context expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures and further development of communicative skills content focuses on cultural patterns in the hispanic world usually offered every fall prerequisite span-153 or equivalent span-253 spanish intermediate ii 4 continuation of span-252 usually offered every spring prerequisite span-252 or equivalent span-323 spanish iii 3 offered as part of the au abroad programs in chile this course reviews the basics of spanish grammar including present past future and preterite and imperfect tenses to help students gain conversational skills for students who have completed intermediate levels of spanish but not recently span-333 advanced spanish iii 3 offered as part of the au abroad programs in chile this course starts with a review of the preterite imperfect tenses and continues with lessons on prepositions pronouns imperative tense and present and past subjunctive tenses for students who have completed intermediate levels of spanish recently span-336 intensive spanish iii 4 offered as part of the madrid and the mediterranean au abroad program students acquire fluency in comprehension speaking reading and writing the course