This chapter explores the ways a task-based language teaching (TBLT) approach was applied to a higher-level L2 Russian class at an American liberal arts college. The pilot content-based course was taught in Spring 2019 and aimed at increasing the global competence of learners through academic discussions and creative projects based on Ilf and Petrov’s travelogue One-Storied America. The innovative curriculum employed three pedagogic task types based on the classification of Willis (2004). This project discusses major course features and potential issues for the use of this approach in future application.