- Code RUSS6002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Russian
- Areas of interest European Languages, International Relations, Asian Studies, Central Asia Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Jane Simpson
- Mode of delivery Online
- Co-taught Course
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 those 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.
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:
- Read materials containing elementary Russian grammatical structures with the help of a dictionary
- Understand the fundamentals of Russian grammar so as to analyse simple sentences
- Understand the fundamentals of the Russian sound system, so as to decode the Cyrillic script accurately
- Translate simple Russian sentences and texts with the help of a dictionary
- Reflect critically on techniques of language learning.
Indicative AssessmentWeekly 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 (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4] HURDLE exam
Short text on language learning (500 words) [Learning Outcome 5]
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Workload130 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
Prescribed TextsRecommended: Nicholas J. Brown, The New Penguin Russian Course, Harmondsworth, 1996; The Oxford Russian Minidictionary; edited by Della Thompson, revised 1997.
Nicholas J. Brown, The New Penguin Russian Course, Harmondsworth, 1996;
The Oxford Russian Minidictionary; edited by Della Thompson, third edition 2006.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2186||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||Online||N/A|