RUSS330-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Advanced Russian Language A

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This is the first of two advanced Russian language courses. It aims at improving students' all-round knowledge of contemporary Russian language and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will have developed good competence in the Russian language:
1. the ability to understand a wide range of sentence structures;
2. a firm understanding of advanced level prose;
3. an understanding of sociolinguistic registers;
4. familiarity with journalistic prose, formal, and informal use of language;
5. developed critical thinking via close-readings, argumentative presentations, and classroom discussions
6. the ability to compose prose using a variety of sentence structures, idiomatic expressions and link words;
7. a heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of other non-English languages

In addition, they will have acquired:
8. an enhanced intercultural understanding of Russian language and civilisation both within Europe and globally (through history and in relation to current events);
9. a more general sensitivity to cultural diversity in a global context.

This course will also address key attributes of the UC Graduate Profile:

1. Have competence to use their knowledge of the Russian language in many situations;
2. Be enterprising in developing their language skills;
3. Understand the place of other international languages in the cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand;
4. Acknowledge the community role of Russian in a land of many tourists, students and immigrants;

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


RUSS231, or
placement test.



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henrietta Mondry


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework assignments 25% Due weekly
Written test 20% Week 4, Term 1
Written test 1 20% Last week of Term 1
Written test 2 20% Last week of Term 2
Oral test 15% Last week of Term 2

Textbooks / Resources

The required textbook for the course is Golosa, Book 2. The books are available for purchase at UBS. You need to buy 2 separately sold items: the textbook (packaged with student tape) and the workbook (softcover).

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides:

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All RUSS330 Occurrences

  • RUSS330-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021