• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Russian
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Asian Studies, Central Asia Studies, European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ksenia Gnevsheva
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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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.

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. Analyse complex grammar structures;
  2. Apply a stock of essential vocabulary to read short texts without a dictionary;
  3. Read moderately complex Russian texts and answer comprehension questions;
  4. Translate moderately complex sentences and texts with the help of a dictionary.

Indicative Assessment

Online Weekly 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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Workload

130 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

To enrol in this course you must have completed one of RUSS1003, RUSS3002, or RUSS6002 or language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed: RUSS1004 or RUSS3003

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. 

Assumed Knowledge

Basic Russian grammar: parts of speech, cases, tenses, aspects.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5108 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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