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RU1005 Advanced Elementary Russian Language and Literature 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:4.00 pm plus 1 hour to be arranged.

The module reinforces and builds on the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired at school and tests it through a system of regular translations from and into Russian and short written quizzes. Literary texts are studied in Russian, and two literary essays in English are required. Oral tuition is given in small-group classes with a native language instructor. Please note that this module is not designed for native or heritage speakers of Russian.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Russian

UG Pre-requisite(s):Higher Russian or its equivalent.
UG Anti-requisite(s):RU1001
UG Modules required for:RU1006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 language classes, 1 oral class and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 10%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Practical Test = 10%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff: