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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.
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 discussions6. 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 languagesIn 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;
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
RUSS231, orplacement test.
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:
Library portalLearn site
Domestic fee $1,597.00
International fee $7,200.00
* 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