(4 hours)Acquisition of basic communicative competence, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Strategies for functioning in situations at a level appropriate to novice learners. Study of grammar as aid to communication. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in RUSS 1004 or its equivalent. All students with previous training or experience in Russian, including native speakers, must consult the School of Language and Literature for placement advice.