Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4-hours. 2 x 1-hour seminars and 2 x 1-hour practicals per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
8 hours per week, including 4 hours of class time. Total 96 hours per semester.
Russian 3 or Russian Language and Culture 2A or equivalent.
Subject Code(s): RUSS020004 or 126-230 or 126-155
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
RUSS1XXXX Russian 4, RUSS20005 Russian Language and Culture 2B; 126-231 Russian Language and Culture 2B; 126-157 Intermediate Russian D
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Robert John Lagerberg
The aim of this subject is to familiarise students with contemporary life in the Russian-speaking world. Each chapter of the textbook (6-10) is studied for 2-3 weeks and consists of topically related visual and printed texts that allow students to encounter multiple perspectives and genres in both written and oral forms. Instead of the traditional approach to language instruction that is structured around a sequence of grammatical topics, this subject relies on the texts themselves to provide the textual, informational, and lexico-grammatical features that serve as the basis for developing students’ language abilities. The primary text types used at this stage are dialogue, cultural information, biography and literature (both prose and poetry). Students typically encounter each text first in class and then engage with it further out of class in preparation for subsequent in-depth thematic discussions in class. Its emphasis on improving students’ ability to narrate, compare and contrast, express opinions, and establish causal relationships in speaking and writing lays the groundwork for the historical texts used in third-year Russian (Russian 5 & 6).
By the end of this subject students will:
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian) |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Russian - Entry Point 1 |
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