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RU2203   Advanced Intermediate Russian Language 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm plus 1 oral hour to be arranged.

This module (followed by RU2204 in Semester 2) is the language track at second level for students who took the advanced' modules (RU1005 and RU1006) at first level. The most important elements of Russian grammar revised in the first year are reinforced in this course, with further points of grammar and syntax. Students will translate passages from English to Russian and develop comprehension skills in response to contemporary audio-visual and online material. Material for translation from Russian to English engages with key historical and cultural events. Spoken Russian is improved through small-group oral tuition classes with a native language instructor.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass RU1006

Co-requisite(s): You must also take RU2204

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take RU2201

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 classes plus 1 oral hour and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Practical Test = 10%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr E Finer