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Russian and Slavonic Studies

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF100 Russian for Beginners)

(5 ECTS credits) MT, HT NA Exam, oral exam, continuous assessment 3 hours/week Conny Opitz

Description

This is a practical language module for ab initio learners of Russian.This module gives students a basic knowledge of Russian language, culture and modern Russian society.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  1. use Russian to express information about themselves and others;
  2. use Russian to express general information about Russia;
  3. extract main points from Russian-language texts, correctly identify the general idea of a text, locate specifically required information, summarise."
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF108 Russian for Beginners (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT NA Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Conny Opitz

Description

This is a practical language module for ab initio learners who have not previously studied Russian. This module gives students a basic knowledge of Russian language, culture and modern Russian society.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF109 Russian for Beginners (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT RUF108 or equivalent (1 semester of Russian language) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam 3 hours/week Conny Opitz

Description

This is a practical language module for ab initio learners who have taken one semester of Russian. This module gives students a basic knowledge of Russian language, culture and modern Russian society.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF104 Russian Language 1)

(10 ECTS credits) MT,HT NA Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam, listening exam 6 hours/week Head of discipline

Description

This is an intensive practical language module for ab initio learners of Russian.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  1. use Russian to express information about themselves and others, tell a story, express an opinion;
  2. use Russian in the classroom;
  3. correctly use the case system and the verbal system;
  4. express the following meanings: quantity (how many?), time (when?), location + direction (where?), means (how?), cause (why? how come?), purpose (to what end?);
  5. comprehend and extract main points from Russian-language texts, correctly identify the general idea of a text, locate specifically required information, summarise;
  6. comprehend contextual information (people, places and events) in Russian-language texts;
  7. use reference tools (dictionaries and grammars) to obtain grammatical and lexical information;
  8. formulate questions about structures they do not understand."
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF603 Introduction to Russian, Central and Eastern European Area Studies)

(10 ECTS credits) MT,HT NA Continuous assessment 1.5 hours/week Aneta Stepien

Description

This module explores the geographical, historical and cultural landscape of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  • locate, read and interpret a variety of information sources such as maps, statistics, photographs, textual sources;
  • use the library catalogue to find textual source materials and use the internet to access relevant web sources;
  • apply, analyse, synthesise, interpret and evaluate any information they receive with creativity and imagination;
  • practise and develop skills of communication - personal reflection, interpersonal reflection, group participation and discussion, presentation (written and oral).
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF608 Introduction to Russian, Central and East European Area Studies (MT) )

(5 ECTS credits) MT NA Continuous assessment 1.5 hours/week Aneta Stepien

Description

This module explores the geographical, historical and cultural landscape of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF609 Introduction to Russian, Central and East European Area Studies (HT))

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT NA Continuous assessment 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

This course introduces students to central trends, issues and figures in the development of Russian culture from the earliest times to the present. While several topics (history, geography, language, politics) are covered in workbooks, students interests determine what other areas might be covered.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to recognise, select, discuss, interpret, analyse, explain and evaluate important cultural phenomena in the history of Russia

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF508 Russian Cultural Studies 1 (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT NA Continuous assessment 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

This module introduces students to central trends, issues and figures in the development of Russian culture from the earliest times to the present. While several topics (history, geography, language, politics) are covered in workbooks, students interests determine what other areas might be covered.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF509 Russian Cultural Studies 1 (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT 60-70 hours of Russian language teaching (A1 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

This module introduces students to central trends, issues and figures in the development of Russian culture from the earliest times to the present. While several topics (history, geography, language, politics) are covered in workbooks, students interests determine what other areas might be covered.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF200 Lower Intermediate Russian)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 1 year of Russian language study (A1-A2 level) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam 3 hours/week Natalya Kulachkovskaya/ Head of Discipline

The module aims to further develop students knowledge of Russian language and culture, as well as reading and communication skills.

On successful completion of this module students should be able to

  1. pursue their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  2. use Russian for communicative purposes;
  3. distinguish between different language registers and style;
  4. read and comprehend moderately complex texts in Russian.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF208 Lower Intermediate Russian (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT c. 70-80 hours of Russian language teaching (A1-A2 level) Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Natalya Kulachkovskaya / Head of Discipline

Description

This module consolidates knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF208 Lower Intermediate Russian (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT c. 100-120 hours of Russian language teaching (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam 3 hours/week Natalya Kulachkovskaya / Head of Discipline

Description

This module consolidates knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF202 Russian Language 2)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 1 year of Russian language study (A2 level) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam, listening exam 4 hours/week Natalya Kulachkovskaya/Head of Discipline

Description

This module is designed to continue to consolidate the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with the continued emphasis on the grammatical structures.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  1. pursue further their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  2. read and comprehend relatively complex texts in Russian;
  3. distinguish between different language registers and style;
  4. translate accurately and in the appropriate register a range of text types.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF501 Russian Cultural Studies 2)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 1 year of Russian language study (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment, essay 3 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

The aim of this module is to acquaint students with major developments in the cultural and general history of Russia in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on landmarks in the development of Russian literature.

After completing this module, students will have a broad appreciation and understanding of Russian literary, cultural and general history, with particular reference to the nineteenth century; have attained some theoretical grounding and developed techniques of analysis in the study of literary texts; and developed their analytical, interpretative and presentational skills through seminar presentations and essay and other written submissions

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF508 Russian Cultural Studies 2 (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT 1 year's study of Russian (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

This module introduces students to central trends, issues and figures in the development of Russian culture from the earliest times to the present. While several topics (history, geography, language, politics) are covered in workbooks, students interests determine what other areas might be covered.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF509 Russian Cultural Studies 2 (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year's study of Russian (B1 level) Continuous assessment, essay 3 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

This module introduces students to central trends, issues and figures in the development of Russian culture from the earliest times to the present. While several topics (history, geography, language, politics) are covered in workbooks, students interests determine what other areas might be covered.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF703 Russian Area Studies 2)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 1 year's study of Russian (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment, project 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

Introduction to aspects of contemporary Russian society.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. relate and retell in English and Russian aspects of contemporary Russian society told to them in Russian;
  2. explain and make presentations in English and Russian on aspects of contemporary Russian society;
  3. write a critically aware, sourced and referenced project on an agreed aspects of contemporary Russian society.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF708 Russian Area Studies 2 (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT 1 year's study of Russian (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

Introduction to aspects of contemporary Russian society.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. relate and retell in English and Russian aspects of contemporary Russian society told to them in Russian;
  2. explain and make presentations in English and Russian on aspects of contemporary Russian society;
  3. write a critically aware, sourced and referenced project on an agreed aspects of contemporary Russian society.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUF709 Russian Area Studies 2 (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year's study of Russian (B1 level) Continuous assessment, project 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

Introduction to aspects of contemporary Russian society.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. relate and retell in English and Russian aspects of contemporary Russian society told to them in Russian;
  2. explain and make presentations in English and Russian on aspects of contemporary Russian society;
  3. write a critically aware, sourced and referenced project on an agreed aspects of contemporary Russian society.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS101 Russian Language 3)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) 30% coursework & 70% by examination Lectures: 30 hrs Practicals: 25 hrs Aisling Dunne

Description

Productive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good knowledge of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of formal written Russian
  • Demonstrate the ability to summarise key ideas or salient points in texts in formal written Russian
  • Show the ability to structure written Russian appropriately in a range of genres and styles
  • Show the ability to transpose information in Russian from one genre, style, register or format to another.
Receptive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  • read and comprehend a Russian language text
  • summarise Russian-language texts from various genres
  • translate from Russian to English with high linguistic awareness.
Russian Oral Proficiency 3

On successful completion of this module students will be able to speak and express themselves freely on a variety of subjects in Russian

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS108 Russian Language 3 (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment, oral exam 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

Description

Productive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good knowledge of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of formal written Russian
  • Demonstrate the ability to summarise key ideas or salient points in texts in formal written Russian
  • Show the ability to structure written Russian appropriately in a range of genres and styles
  • Show the ability to transpose information in Russian from one genre, style, register or format to another.
Receptive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  • read and comprehend a Russian language text
  • summarise Russian-language texts from various genres
  • translate from Russian to English with high linguistic awareness.
Russian Oral Proficiency 3

On successful completion of this module students will be able to speak and express themselves freely on a variety of subjects in Russian

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS109 Russian Language 3 (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Written examinations, oral examination 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

Description

Productive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate good knowledge of the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of formal written Russian
  • Demonstrate the ability to summarise key ideas or salient points in texts in formal written Russian
  • Show the ability to structure written Russian appropriately in a range of genres and styles
  • Show the ability to transpose information in Russian from one genre, style, register or format to another.
Receptive Skills 1

On successful completion of this module students will be able to

  • read and comprehend a Russian language text
  • summarise Russian-language texts from various genres
  • translate from Russian to English with high linguistic awareness.
Russian Oral Proficiency 3

On successful completion of this module students will be able to speak and express themselves freely on a variety of subjects in Russian

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS401 Russian Cultural Studies 3)

(5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Essay submissions 2 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

The module aims to study in detail developments in 20th century Russian cultural and general history, focusing on literature; cinema; and political and intellectual history.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS408 Russian Cultural Studies 3 (MT))

(5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Essay submissions 2 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

The module aims to study in detail developments in 20th century Russian cultural and general history, focusing on literature; cinema; and political and intellectual history.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS409 Russian Cultural Studies 3 (HT))

(5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Essay submissions 2 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

The module aims to study in detail developments in 20th century Russian cultural and general history, focusing on literature; cinema; and political and intellectual history.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS451 Russian Lyric Poetry)

(5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Essay submissions 2 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

This module studies some of the major Russian lyric poets of the 20th century, with the aim of developing students' ability to analyse individual poetic texts, as well as their knowledge and understanding of more general developments and trends in this period.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS471 Media)

(5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Weekly logbook + essay submission 2 hours/week John Murray

Description

Introduction to style and content analysis of Russian print and electronic media.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS522 Chekhov)

(5 ECTS credits) MT None Essay submission, additional submissions 2 hours/week Justin Doherty

Description

This module surveys Chekhov's writing in both short-story and dramatic forms.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(RUS802 Stalinism and Society in Eastern Europe)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT NA Essay submissions 2 hours/week Balazs Apor

Description

The course focuses on aspects of social life in Soviet-type regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, in the Stalinist period. The course aims to outline the utopian vision of society in communist ideology, and the various social transformations that took place as part of the monumental project of building socialism. The attempt to create the society of 'New Men' will be contrasted with the everyday social realities of 'actually existing socialism'. The course follows a comparative perspective, thus equal attention will be given to the Soviet Union and the countries of the so-called Soviet bloc in Eastern Europe. By laying special emphasis on everyday life, the course will show the limits of the Sovietisation project in Soviet Europe.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(PLF100 Polish for Beginners)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT NA Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam 3 hours/week Anna Kostecka

Description

This is a practical language module for ab initio learners of Polish. The module aims to provide students with a basic communicative skills in Polish language, including the elements of business language. The course also introduces the elements of contemporary Polish culture and society.

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(PLF200 Lower Intermediate Polish)

(10 ECTS credits) MT, HT 1 year of Polish language study (A2-B1 level) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam 3 hours/week Anna Kostecka

Description

The module aims to further develop students proficiency of the Polish language, with the emphasis on the development of communication skills in the formal and informal setting.