Russian Language and Culture 2A

Subject RUSS20004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week.
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week plus 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours.
Prerequisites: Russian Language and Culture 1B or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Previously available as 126-155 Intermediate Russian B. Students who have completed 126-155 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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:
Subject Overview:

This subject involves consolidation of basic Russian grammar, formal grammar exercises, reading, writing, aural comprehension and oral skills. By the end of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate a solid control of the entire 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 dictionary, conduct conversation and write compositions on a limited number of topics and gain an introductory knowledge of Russian culture.

  • Be able to demonstrate a solid control of the entire grammatical system.
  • Be able to demonstrate an active knowledge of around 2000 words and a passive knowledge of a further 1000 words (all from the textbook).
  • Be able to translate from Russian into English fairly complex texts without a dictionary, and texts of medium difficulty with the help of a dictionary.
  • Be able to conduct conversation and write compositions on a limited number of topics.
  • Gain an introductory knowledge of Russian culture.

Regular written assignments 50% (throughout the semester) and an oral/written exam 50% (at the end of the semester).

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Russian 3 (John Langran)
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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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.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Russian
Russian Major

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