Russian Language and Culture 2B

Subject 126-231 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Russian Language and Culture 2A or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Robert John Lagerberg


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.
  • be able to communicate effectively and accurately in both spoken and written Russian on topics of some depth;
  • be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the basic grammatical system, and an active or passive knowledge of the relevant vocabulary from the textbook and other teaching materials;
  • be able to translate from Russian into English fairly complex texts without a dictionary and texts of medium difficulty with a dictionary;
  • have a deepened 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:
  • V puti: Russian Grammar in Context (Olga Kagan et. al.) (2nd ed) Pearson/Prentice Hall, N.J. 2006
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
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.
Notes: 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): Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Russian
Russian Major

Download PDF version.