- Code RUSS1003
- 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 International Relations, Asian Studies, Central Asia Studies, European Studies, Language Studies
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 students whose research 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 cognates.
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:
- Decode the Cyrillic script accurately using the fundamentals of the Russian sound system;
- Analyse simple sentences using the fundamentals of Russian grammar;
- Read simple Russian sentences and answer comprehension questions; and
- Translate simple Russian sentences with the help of a dictionary.
Indicative AssessmentWeekly online quizzes, 30 minutes per week (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Online Test One, duration 3 hours (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Online Test Two, duration 3 hours (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
In-person Final 3-hour examination (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours over 12 weeks: 12 hours of in-person tutorials and 36 hours of directed online learning activity
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Nicholas J. Brown, The New Penguin Russian Course, Harmondsworth, 1996.
The Oxford Russian Minidictionary; edited by Della Thompson, revised 1997.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3489||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|