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BA Russian Studies A

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of:

- being able to present a structured and coherent simple argument;
- being able to communicate in Russian so as to sustain everyday conversation with a native or other competent speaker;
- being able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of Russian and its writing system;
- being able to demonstrate simple receptive and productive language skills in a variety of contexts;
- being able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of one or more aspects of the literatures, cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, geography, social and economic structures of the societies of Russia and the Former Soviet Union.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills related to the Russian and Slavonic Studies, valuable for employment, eg. be able to gather and process information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources, be able to use IT effectively both as a means of communication and as an aid to learning;
- word-processing in Cyrillic;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the area of study;
- work that covers a restricted area of the subject;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.

Assessment methods include, where appropriate for each module:
- written examinations
- oral language examinations
- assessed language coursework
- assessed non-language coursework.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will:

- be predictable, providing a familiarisation with the discipline.


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