|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The overall goal of this subject is to help students with a basic knowledge of Russian develop more sophisticated cultural and linguistic knowledge that allows them to feel comfortable thinking of themselves as users of Russian in listening, reading, writing and speaking. It develops students' notions of time and space as they play themselves out in talking and writing about such topics as Russian food, etiquette of addressing people, holidays and calendars, climate and Russian writers. Comparisons to current Russian life and society build the foundation for cultural literacy and familiarity with the Russian-speaking world.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to interpret and synthesize information from texts of intermediate difficulty about the self, other people and places from a variety of audio-visual media;
- be able to use an intermediate vocabulary from a range of basic, day-to-day communicative situations about the self, family, occupations and pastimes;
- be able to start using advanced grammatical and syntactic structures of Russian;
- be able to understand and use basic idiomatic and conversational forms appropriately in a limited number of informal and formal settings;
- be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet;
- have become familiar with Russian cultural traditions and practices, and to appreciate regional diversity;
- have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange;
- be able to apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity;
- have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have acquired more advanced skills necessary for future research (library, internet, cross-references etc.);
- have gained sophisticated analytical tools for understanding the system of language;
- have acquired foundations in intercultural communication practices;
- have acquired written communication skills through writing and seminar discussion;
- be able to show attention to detail through preparation and writing;
- have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for regular (weekly) assignment completion;
- have acquired public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations;
- have developed the ability to reflect on their language learning process and on linguistic and cultural differences of the target language and cultures.
Eligibility and requirements
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Fortnightly language assignments equivalent to 2000 words (50%) (due weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Oral (10%) and written (40%) exam equivalent to 2000 words due during the exam period (50%)
Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Robert Lagerberg Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours: 2 x 1-hour seminars and 2 x 1-hour practicals per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Entry to this subject can be met through completion of:
- Russian 2; or
Troika, M. Nummikoski, Wiley, Second Edition (print or digital edition).
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Language Placement Test required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.