Russian Language and Culture 2B

Subject 126-231 (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 2, - 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: or equivalent.
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Dr Robert Lagerberg
Subject Overview:

Students completing this subject will have developed their knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary; improved their reading knowledge through translation of authentic Russian texts involving a reader-response approach; improved their aural comprehension through multimedia and audio-visual material; and have deepened their knowledge of Russian society and culture. At the end of the semester students should be able to communicate effectively and accurately in both spoken and written Russian.

Assessment: Regular written assignments 50% (throughout the semester) and a written exam 50% (at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Russian As We Speak It (S Khavronina) Making Progress in Russian (P Davis and D Oprendek), (2nd ed) 1997
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 work and communicate in a group environment;

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


Previously available as 126-157 Intermediate Russian D. Students who have completed 126-157 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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

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