Prerequisite, RUSS 204; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Intermediate-to-advanced communication, conversation, composition, phonetics, and grammar in contemporary cultural context. Meets the needs of learners looking to expand their practical knowledge of contemporary standard Russian in the context of present-day culture, while developing active applied skills pertaining to comprehension, production of, and communication in Russian. Class Notes: This course has prerequisite requirements. Russian language and culture course.