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

Undergraduate Course: Russian 3 Language (ELCR09006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course consists of two components, an oral component and a written component which develop productive Russian language skills at an advanced level.
Course description Both the oral component (Oral for Russian) and the written component (Language Paper 1) build on knowledge and skills acquired in earlier years, and develop both writing and oral skills further, in language classes and through independent study.
Language Paper 1 consists of two parts: Prose and Writing in Style, each of which is taught for one Semester (Writing in Style in Semester 1, Prose in Semester 2). Both parts of the written component mobilise the accumulated knowledge of all levels of Russian (grammar, vocabulary, syntax), developing language skills to the CEFR level equivalent to C1+/C2. They advance skills in producing a coherent and sophisticated text in Russian on a complex subject, summarising information from various sources and constriction and reconstruction of arguments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Russian Language 2 (ELCR08003) AND The Golden and Silver Ages of Russian Literature (1820-1920s) (ELCR08006)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser. Students entering this course should come with a B2/C1 of Russian as a minimum. Students who do not perform at this level will be moved to ELCR08003 Russian Language 2
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 171 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Russian Studies 3 students will be taking classes with fourth-year students but they will be assessed at the appropriate level.
Writing in style 25%
Prose 25%
Oral 50%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Synthesize information and language material from the source texts and use these as guidance for producing a coherent and well-structured text in Russian; produce a free translation of an English source text into Russian
  2. Demonstrate well-developed aural skills in understanding a television or radio programme, or a lecture in Russian, including understanding of socio-cultural contexts and ability to discuss, in a sophisticated way, the subject matter of their presentations
  3. Produce a clear, complex sophisticated presentation on a complex cultural, literary, linguistic, socio-political or other subject, which develops argument both critically and systematically
  4. Employ Russian complex and idiomatic grammar and syntax structures and broad and stylistically varied vocabulary
  5. Organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument.
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Course organiserDr Ekaterina Popova
Course secretaryMr Craig Adams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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