• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code RUSS-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Russian Language and Culture Specialisation

ANU is Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge.

Career Opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in language-related and cross-cultural work in government and non-government organisations, language technologies or as an independent language practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate general fluency in reading comprehension and written expression, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  3. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Russian-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  4. conduct research on a topic related to Russian and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
RUSS6002 Reading Russian for Academic Purposes I 6
RUSS6003 Reading Russian for Academic Purposes II 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
LANG6040 Critical Readings for Translators 6
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