Russian Language and Culture 2B

Subject RUSS20005 (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, 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Russian Language and Culture 2A or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Previously available as 126-157 Intermediate Russian D. Students who have completed 126-157 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:

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.

Regular assignments 50% (throughout the semester) and a 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:
  • 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.

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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 work and communicate in a group environment.
  • 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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