Undergraduate Course: Russian Studies 1A (ELCR08005)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims at achieving a basic knowledge of the Russian language in main receptive and productive skills. The aims of the course include building up the grammar and vocabulary base for entering the second year or for continuing independent study of Russian. The Russian Culture component of the course offers an introduction to main historical events in Russia and its cultural and literary achievements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If your entry qualification for Russian is a Scottish Higher, you will be automatically admitted to 1B. However, if you enter the course more than twelve months after you took your Higher, you should take our Diagnostic Test. If this tells us that you are better suited to 1A than to 1B, you will be given the option of switching to 1A. The Diagnostic Test is also open to students who have done a "crash Higher" whether or not it was in the past twelve months. Students with a 'C' pass at Higher (SQA) or A-level may be considered for entry to 1A at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
All other students whose entry qualification for Russian is three years old: if your entry qualification for Russian entitles you to admission to 1B, you will be automatically admitted to 1B. However, you may also, if you wish, take our Diagnostic Test, and if this tells us that you are better suited to 1A than to 1B, you will be given the option of switching to 1A. (We recommend that you take the test if you have not engaged in language learning activities since you gained that entry qualification.)
To take the Diagnostic Test, please contact your 1B Course Organiser as soon as possible.
Please note that changing from 1B to 1A is not allowed in any other circumstances, and is not possible after week 2 of semester 1.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 99,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Classwork = 50%; Degree exam 50%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Russian vocabulary, grammar and syntax; along with a broad understanding of Russian culture.
- Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study or work related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
- Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
- Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media
- Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
|Our reading list is published at this link: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk/index.html|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Russian 1A
|Course organiser||Dr Rose France
|Course secretary||Miss Julie Gifford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026