- Code RUSS1004
- 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
The course develops further the basic reading skills introduced in Reading Russian for Academic Purposes I with further study of Russian grammar, building reading strategies, extending vocabulary, and developing confidence in approaching the analysis of more complex sentences. Word-formation processes are examined through the study of common prefixes and suffixes. Students can begin guided work on texts in their own particular field of study.
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:
- Analyse complex grammar structures;
- Apply a stock of essential vocabulary to read short texts without a dictionary;
- Read moderately complex Russian texts and answer comprehension questions; and
- Translate moderately complex sentences and texts 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.
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Russian grammar: parts of speech, cases, tenses, aspects.
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