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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 Russian Higher Grade (SCE) or equivalent

EITHER 70% in Foundation Russian 2, at the first attempt.

"If your entry qualification for Russian Studies 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.

All other students whose entry qualification for Russian studies is three years old: if your entry qualification for Russian studies 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
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%
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
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Russian 1B
Course organiserDr Rose France
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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