Slavic 109: Business Russian

MWF 12-1, 189 Dwinelle. Instructor: Arkady Alexeev.

Units: 3

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This course is designed for students with a good command of basic Russian who would like to gain the vocabulary of business transactions in Russian in order to be able to establish actual contacts with Russian businessmen and women, to participate in business negotiations, to compile business contracts in Russian, and to read Russian business magazines and newspapers. Elements of the business law of Russia will also be discussed. The students are offered a large selection of original texts on economic, business, trade (domestic and foreign), and natural resource development. In addition to practical exercises and discussions, guest speakers and video materials will be widely used in classwork. The workload will include regular written assignments, presentations, a midterm and final exam.

Texts: a reader compiled by the instructor as well as handouts and other materials.

Prerequisites: Slavic 4 (1 year of elementary and 1 year of intermediate Russian) or the equivalent.