BA Arabic and Russian B
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
In addition to the outcomes achieved in Year 1, on completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the discipline;- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;- adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of:- being able to achieve effective communication in Russian with native or other competent speakers;- being able to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- having consolidated and extended knowledge and understanding of complex structures of Russian;- being able to demonstrate complex 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, social and economic structures of the societies of Russia and the Former Soviet Union;- demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Russian culture and society, that will have been significantly enhanced by the compulsory period of residence in Moscow.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to practise as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- decision making.Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills related to Russian and Slavonic Studies, valuable for employment, eg. be able to gather and analyse 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; proficiency in a range of standard software, e.g. Microsoft Word and Powerpoint;- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- the ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;- decision making.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.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 a broad range of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the area of study;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.Assessment methods include, where appropriate for each module:- written examinations- oral language examinations- assessed language coursework (including the written project prepared during the preceding year abroad and the oral presentation in Russian on this project: this constitutes 15% of the mark for Core Language 2)- assessed non-language coursework.