Courses - Faculty of Arts


Russian

Stage I

RUSSIAN 100
15 Points

RUSSIAN 100G
15 Points

Beginners' Russian 1

A beginner's course using multi-media (computer) materials that presumes no prior knowledge of Russian, with emphasis on a range of language skills – listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and the essential grammar of Russian.

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

RUSSIAN 101
15 Points

Beginners' Russian 2

A continuation of RUSSIAN 100. More practice with written and spoken Russian, fundamental grammar, and authentic texts.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 100 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

Stage II

RUSSIAN 200
15 Points

Intermediate Russian 1

A revision of the grammar covered at Stage I, with more vocabulary building, reading of authentic journalistic and literary texts, and practice of listening and speaking.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 101 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: RUSSIAN 210. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

RUSSIAN 201
15 Points

Intermediate Russian 2

Builds on skills obtained in RUSSIAN 200 with special emphasis on practical work, spoken Russian and development of aural-oral skills.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 200 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: RUSSIAN 210. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

RUSSIAN 277
15 Points

Russian Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

RUSSIAN 278
15 Points

Russian Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 277 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

RUSSIAN 300
15 Points

Advanced Russian 1

A revision of the grammar covered at Stage II, with more emphasis on development of oral and written use of Russian in practical contexts.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 201 or 210

Restriction: RUSSIAN 310. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

RUSSIAN 301
15 Points

Advanced Russian 2

Builds on skills obtained in RUSSIAN 300, with special emphasis on practical work, increasing fluency and comprehension skills.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 300

Restriction: RUSSIAN 310

RUSSIAN 377
15 Points

Russian Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

RUSSIAN 378
15 Points

Russian Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 377 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

RUSSIAN 390
15 Points

East European Interdisciplinary Essay

Students taking this course will write a 6,000-word essay on a historical, political or cultural issue deriving from their prior courses on Eastern Europe, in consultation with one or more of their principal teachers.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II or above in History, Political Studies or Politics and International Relations or European Studies and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

RUSSIAN 732
30 Points

Advanced Russian Translation Practice

Designed for students who wish to attain expertise in the field of translation. Coursework will consist of correct use of dictionary and reference materials in printed and electronic forms, practice in translation of written material from and into Russian in a variety of registers, critical evaluation of translations.

Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 301 or 310

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