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This is the second of two advanced Russian language courses. It aims at improving students' all-round knowledge of contemporary Russian language and communication skills. In addition, students' translation skills will be enhanced through work on media sources and fictional texts.
This course aims to advance students’ language skills; its focus is on contemporary colloquial Russian. It further enhances students’ abilities to converse and write in Russian, improving their skills in translating and composition.
At the end of this course students will 1. develop more understanding of global conditions and will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help the language students to develop knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications. 2. have examined cultural beliefs and values in Russia, which in turn students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, including the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand be able to comprehend the influence of global conditions on Russia and be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts; 3. develop specific linguistic skills in Russian that will enhance students’ opportunities for a successful career; 4. develop linguistic skills to engage and interact with members of the Russian-speaking community in New Zealand.1. the ability to understand a wide range of sentence structures; 5. develop a firm understanding of advanced level prose; 6. develop an understanding of sociolinguistic registers; 7. develop familiarity with journalistic prose, formal, and informal use of language; 8. develop critical thinking via close-readings, argumentative presentations, and classroom discussions 9. develop the ability to compose prose using a variety of sentence structures, idiomatic expressions and link words; 10. develop a heightened linguistic sensitivity facilitating the acquisition of other non-English languages;
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.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
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.
RUSS330, orplacement test.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
B. Rifkin, E. Dengub, S. Nazarova;
Panorama: Intermediate Russian Language and Culture: Textbook + Electronic Workbook Access Card
Georgetown University Press,, 2017.
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Domestic fee $1,641.00
International fee $7,500.00
* 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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences