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RU3101 Russian Integrated Year Abroad

SCOTCAT credits:60
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Semester:Whole Year
Availability restrictions:May be subject to restrictions from receiving country.
Planned timetable:Please Contact Department

The objective of the module is language learning and cultural familiarisation through a study placement in Russia. Placements will be as students in Russian at a Foreign Language department at universities or in language schools. Assessment will be through: (i) a supervised project of 4,000 words in Russian chosen in consultation with the module co-ordinator. Guided stages (unassessed) of the dissertation to be submitted at various specified points during the year, across both semesters. The dissertation to be submitted in May. (ii) a 10-minute oral exam in Russian to be sat upon the student's return to St Andrews after the WIYA year, during which the year abroad experience will be presented and discussed.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees involving Russian with Integrated Year Abroad

UG Pre-requisite(s):Admission to the Honours Programme with Integrated Year Abroad, Average of 11 or better in any two of RU2201, RU2202, RU2203, RU2204.
UG Anti-requisite(s):RU3102 or Erasmus exchange.
UG Modules required for:RU3005

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:By correspondence throughout the year.
Module is a placement or study abroad

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 80%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff:TBC