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PL10086: Russian cultural studies 1B: Introduction to Russian culture (ab initio)

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: ES 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take PL10085
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To familiarise students with literary Russian and introduce them to classical pre-revolutionary literature. To read (in Russian) and discuss a well-known literary text.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit successfully will:
* be familiar with the historical development of Russian literature before 1917 and the particular contribution of major writers;
* have studied in depth a short piece of classical Russian literature;
* have improved their vocabulary, grammar and translation skills;
* have developed skills in textual analysis and literary criticism.

Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are taught and assessed in this unit. Skills in effective learning and language skills are developed in this unit.

Lectures on the history of Russian literature; reading and discussion of Chekhov's Dama s sobachkoi.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL10086 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB09 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 1
  • UHPL-AYB07 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 1
  • UHPL-AYB22 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 1
  • UHPL-AYB15 : BA (hons) Russian (ab initio) and Politics (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.