Russian Language and Culture 2A

Subject 126-230 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Prerequisites: 126-151 Russian Language and Cu lture or equivalent.
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Dr Robert Lagerberg
Subject Overview:

This subject involves consolidation of basic Russian grammar, formal grammar exercises, and use of computer-aided language learning. By the end of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate a solid control of the basic grammatical system; show an active or passive knowledge of the relevant vocabulary from the textbook and texts; translate from Russian into English simpler texts without a dictionary and texts of medium difficulty with the aid of a dictionary; conduct conversation and write compositions on a limited number of basic topics (eg. family, weather, travel, studies); and gain an introductory knowledge of Russian society and culture.

Assessment: Regular written assignments 50% (throughout the semester) and a written exam 50% (at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Russky yazyk dlya vsekh (Russian for Everybody) (E Stepanova et al), (6th ed) or later Russian as We Speak It (S Khavronina)
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to study independently;

  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge for practical purposes;

  • be able to commit to memory large amounts of information;

  • be able to understand and use more effectively the structure of their own language;

  • be able to express ideas clearly in both written and oral form.


Previously available as 126-155 Intermediate Russian B. Students who have completed 126-155 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian)

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