Essential Foreign Language: Russian for Military Purposes
No prior knowledge of Russian is required for this basic course designed to provide students with an introduction to military-related terminology and Russian culture. Students will gain confidence in their ability to convey and receive basic information in Russian in order to function effectively in a variety of target situations. Learn to read, write, and pronounce the Russian alphabet while building vocabulary essential to the military and political professions. Topics include countries and nationalities, ranks, military transport, weaponry, parts of the body, first aid, food, rations, geographical terms, and signs. General discussion of important Russian social norms, culture, customs, and military history will lead students toward a better understanding of the Russian mindset, which is so important within today’s political context.