• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Russian
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Asian Studies, Central Asia Studies, European Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course provides an introduction to the basics of the Russian language for the purpose of reading and comprehension.  It is designed to meet the needs of later-year undergraduates, especially those in Honours programs, whose research and projects require them to acquire a reading knowledge of Russian in a short time. The course covers the Cyrillic script and the fundamentals of the Russian sound system, and develops basic reading skills through the analysis of simple sentences and grammatical and syntactic structures.  It provides an understanding of the workings of Russian inflections, while building a core vocabulary centred largely on international words.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Read materials containing elementary Russian grammatical structures with the help of a dictionary
  2. Understand the fundamentals of Russian grammar so as to analyse simple sentences
  3. Understand the fundamentals of the Russian sound system, so as to decode the Cyrillic script accurately
  4. Translate simple Russian sentences and texts with the help of a dictionary

Indicative Assessment


Weekly quizzes, 3 hours per week  (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Test One, duration 3 hours (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Test Two, duration 3 hours (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Final 3-hour examination (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4] HURDLE exam

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of online activity including 6 hours of tests
b) up to 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing  (these may include optional 12 hours of tutorials).

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed RUSS6002

Prescribed Texts

Recommended: Nicholas J. Brown, The New Penguin Russian Course, Harmondsworth, 1996; The Oxford Russian Minidictionary; edited by Della Thompson, revised 1997.

Preliminary Reading

Nicholas J. Brown, The New Penguin Russian Course, Harmondsworth, 1996;
The Oxford Russian Minidictionary; edited by Della Thompson, third edition 2006.  

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2069 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 Online N/A

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