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Russian 3 (RUSS20004)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeRUSS20004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
RUSS10002 Russian 2
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Description

  • 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 coordinatorRobert Lagerberg
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 2 x 1-hour seminars and 2 x 1-hour practicals per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Entry to this subject can be met through completion of:

  • Russian 2; or
  • equivalent.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Troika, M. Nummikoski, Wiley, Second Edition (print or digital edition).

  • 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.

Last updated: 21 March 2019