RUSSIAN 2Z03 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I
Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015
Instructor: Prof. Ekaterina Neklyudova
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 512
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 22790
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, 10:00-11:00, TSH/615
- Course Objectives
- Textbooks, Materials & Fees
- Method of Assessment
- Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties
- Additional Policies and Statements
- Other Course Information
This course is designed for students that took at least two semesters of Russian or have a basic knowledge of the Russian grammar and vocabulary. Students will continue to form their vocabulary, expand their knowledge of Russian grammar, and start communicating in Russian.
The course is designed to develop the students’ knowledge of grammar concepts as well as deepen the vocabulary. The main focus will be on speaking, listening, and comprehension.
The new material will be also studied through the home assignments, including oral and written drills, reading exercises, and brief translations. Each student is expected to write a short paper on a given topic (due the last week of the semester).
There will be bi-weekly quizzes on new vocabulary and grammar.
The homework MUST be submitted on time. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Textbooks, Materials & Fees:
Lekic, M., Davidson, D., Gor, K. Russian Stage One: Live From Russia! (2nd edition) 2008, American Council of Teachers of Russian and Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Vol. 2
(including the textbook, the workbook, DVD and CD)
Method of Assessment:
20% - Participation
10% - Final Paper
25% - Quizzes
25% - Final Exam
The participation grade is based upon the overall assessment of the students’ in-class work, the timely submission of the homework, and attendance.
Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.
Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.
Email correspondence policy
It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.
Modification of course outlines
The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.
Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail email@example.com. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.
Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances
Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.
Other Course Information:
Research participation option
You can gain 1% added to your final mark if you commit one hour to research participation; or 2% for two hours of participation.
You can do that by (a) participating in one of experiments conducted at the Department of Linguistics and Languages, (b) 'walking-through' an experiment; or (c) attending a two-hour lecture with demonstration of experimental techniques (one lecture will be arranged towards the end of the term; their timing will not overlap with the class time).
New participants will need to register in the departmental experimental pool software at http://mcmaster-ling.sona-systems.com/.
Instructions on how to sign up in the SONA participant pool system will be posted on Avenue soon.