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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Russian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Russian Studies 1B (ELCR08002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryConsolidation and extension of the knowledge of modern Russian, written and spoken.Introduction to Russian culture and literature - lectures and tutorials.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry requirements
Russian 'A' level or equivalent

Russian studies 1B is designed for students who already have experience in studying Russian. The course is aimed at students who have attained an 'A' level Russian or equivalent.

If you are not sure if your Russian is of the right standard for 1B, or if it is some years since you studied Russian, you should take a placing test in the first week of semester 1. You will then have the option to move to Russian 1A if it is a more suitable course for you. Any moves between 1B and 1A should take place in the first two weeks of S1.

Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 77, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 301 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) *Coursework 100%*

Written Language Component 50%
Oral Language Component 20%

4 presentations (participation mark only) (2.5 % each - 10% in total)
2 assessed presentations (5% each - 10% in total)

Introduction to Russian Culture 30%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a sound grasp of everyday Russian vocabulary, grammar and syntax.
  2. Demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of Russian culture through engagement with a number of important texts, concepts and debates.
  3. Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about everyday study or work-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  4. Communicate with reasonable accuracy on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
  5. Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media; 6. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
Reading List
Our reading list is published at this link:
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Russian 1B
Course organiserDr Rose France
Tel: (0131 6)50 8932
Course secretaryMr Craig Adams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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