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Russian and Slavonic Studies

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

RUF508 Russian Cultural Studies 1

(5 ECTS credits) MT A reading knowledge of Russian is required (or students must be enrolled in a Russian language module) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

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

(5 ECTS credits) HT A reading knowledge of Russian is required (or students must be enrolled in a Russian language module) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

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

RUF608 Introduction to Central, East European and Russian area studies

(5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

Description

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

Learning Outcomes

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, analyze, synthesize, interpret and critically evaluate information on East-Central Europe and Russia;
  • 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

    RUF609 INTRODUCTION TO CENTRAL, EAST EUROPEAN AND RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES

    (5 ECTS credits) HT N/A Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

    Learning Outcomes

    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, analyze, synthesize, interpret and critically evaluate information on East-Central Europe and Russia;
  • 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

    RUF114 Russian for Advanced Learning

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment, tests and examination 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English.

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

    RUF118 Russian for Advanced Learners 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English.

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

    RUF119 Russian for Advanced Learners 1

    (5 ECTS credits) HT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment, tests and examinations 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English.

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

    RUF104 Russian Language 1

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT N/A Continuous assessment, tests and examinations 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

  • use Russian to express information about themselves and others, tell a story, express an opinion;
  • use Russian in the classroom;
  • correctly use the case system and the verbal system;
  • comprehend and extract main points from Russian-language texts, correctly identify the general idea of a text, locate specifically required information, summarise;
  • use reference tools (dictionaries and grammars) to obtain grammatical and lexical information;
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUF128 Russian Language 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 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

  • use Russian to express information about themselves and others, tell a story, express an opinion;
  • use Russian in the classroom;
  • correctly use the case system and the verbal system;
  • comprehend and extract main points from Russian-language texts, correctly identify the general idea of a text, locate specifically required information, summarise;
  • use reference tools (dictionaries and grammars) to obtain grammatical and lexical information;
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUF129 Russian Language 1

    (5 ECTS credits) HT N/A Continuous assessment, tests and exams 3 hours/week (evening) 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

  • use Russian to express information about themselves and others, tell a story, express an opinion;
  • use Russian in the classroom;
  • correctly use the case system and the verbal system;
  • comprehend and extract main points from Russian-language texts, correctly identify the general idea of a text, locate specifically required information, summarise;
  • use reference tools (dictionaries and grammars) to obtain grammatical and lexical information;
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUF108 Russian for Beginners

    (5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week (evening) Head of Discipline

    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

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 semester of Russian (A1) Continuous assessment, tests and exams 3 hours/week (evenings) Head of Discipline

    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

    RUF528 Russian Cultural Studies 2

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 year's study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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. The module follows a broadly chronological structure, covering key literary texts, cultural movements and historical developments through the Russian nineteenth century. History topics are covered in specific weeks when all the classes are devoted to study of political and intellectual history, including study of source documents. Cultural movements outside of literature are covered in specific lectures and seminars throughout the module. Literature is studied through a mix of shorter texts which are read in Russian, and longer works which are read in translation; in both cases, reading classes are used to develop skills of close reading and analysis of Russian texts.

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

    RUF529 Russian Cultural Studies 2

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year's study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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. The module follows a broadly chronological structure, covering key literary texts, cultural movements and historical developments through the Russian nineteenth century. History topics are covered in specific weeks when all the classes are devoted to study of political and intellectual history, including study of source documents. Cultural movements outside of literature are covered in specific lectures and seminars throughout the module. Literature is studied through a mix of shorter texts which are read in Russian, and longer works which are read in translation; in both cases, reading classes are used to develop skills of close reading and analysis of Russian texts.

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

    RUF708 Russian area studies 2

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 year's study of Russian Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year's study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    Introduction to aspects of contemporary Russian society. On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • relate and retell in English and Russian aspects of contemporary Russian society told to them in Russian;
  • explain and make presentations in English and Russian on aspects of contemporary Russian society;
  • 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

    RUF202 Russian Language 2

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 1 year's study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment, tests, exam and oral 4 hours/week 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

  • pursue further their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • read and comprehend relatively complex texts in Russian;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • 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

    RUF200 Lower Intermediate Russian

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

    Description

    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

  • pursue their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • use Russian for communicative purposes;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • 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

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 year of Russian language study (A1 A2 level) Continuous assessment, exam and oral exam 3 hours/week (evenings) Head of Discipline

    Description

    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

  • pursue their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • use Russian for communicative purposes;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • read and comprehend moderately complex texts in Russian.

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

    RUF209 Lower intermediate Russian

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year of Russian language study (A1 A2 level) Continuous assessment, exam and oral exam 3 hours/week (evening) Head of Discipline

    Description

    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

  • pursue their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • use Russian for communicative purposes;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • read and comprehend moderately complex texts in Russian.

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

    RUF214 Russian for advanced learners 2

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment and exams 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English.

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

    RUF218 Russian for advanced learners 2

    (5 ECTS credits) MT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English

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

    RUF219 Russian for advanced learners 2

    (5 ECTS credits) HT native or near-native proficiency in Russian Continuous assessment, tests and examination 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Russian and devoted to the Russian language structures. All classes are conducted in Russian. The module will also provide a practical training in translating from Russian into English.

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

    RUF228 Russian Language 2

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 years study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment and tests 4 hours/week 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

  • pursue further their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • read and comprehend relatively complex texts in Russian;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • 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

    RUF229 Russian language 2

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 year's study of Russian (A2 level) Continuous assessment, exam, oral exam, listening exam 4 hours/week 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

  • pursue further their communicative aims through the medium of Russian;
  • read and comprehend relatively complex texts in Russian;
  • distinguish between different language registers and style;
  • 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

    RUS408 Russian cultural studies 3

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B1 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B1 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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

    RUS102 Russian receptive skills 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 2 years' study of Russian (B1 level) Continuous assessment tests and written examination 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

  • a) read and comprehend a Russian-language text
  • b) summarise Russian-language texts from various genres
  • c) translate from Russian to English with high linguistic awareness.
  • d) listen to and understand spoken Russian (aural comprehension)
  • e) express themselves with a good level of fluency in spoken Russian
  • Classes also incorporate systematic study of more advanced Russian grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Students are expected to distinguish between different styles, registers and genres of texts.

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

    RUS103 Russian Productive Skills 1

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B1 level) continuous assessment, test(s) and written examination 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module develops students' Russian writing skills through work on Russian language source texts and develops fluency in spoken Russian

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

    RUS318 Bulgarian for Beginners

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

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

    RUS318 Bulgarian for Beginners (MT)

    (5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

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

    RUS319 Bulgarian for Beginners (HT)

    (5 ECTS credits) HT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

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

    RUS330 Croatian for Beginners

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT N/A Continuous assessment 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

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

    RUS338 Croatian for Beginners (MT)

    (5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

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

    RUS339 Croatian for Beginners (HT)

    (5 ECTS credits) HT N/A Continuous assessment and tests 3 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

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

    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 and HT N/A Essay submissions 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module 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

    RUS105 Russian Receptive Skills 2

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 3 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment and tests 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module aims

  • to develop students' reading competence;
  • to deduce the meaning of unfamiliar lexical items through understanding word formation and contextual clues
  • to understand conceptual meaning (especially definiteness and indefiniteness; comparison and degree; cause, result, purpose, reason, condition and contrast);
  • to develop students' critical reading skills;
  • distinguish the main idea from supporting details;
  • extract salient points to summarise the underlying idea of the text;
  • interpret the text by going outside it: with own experience or knowledge of the world;
  • exophoric reference, making inferences;
  • recognise indicators in discourse for introducing an idea, developing an idea, transition;
  • to another idea, concluding an idea, emphasising a point, explanation/ clarification of a point, anticipating an objection or opposing view;
  • interpreting attitudinal meaning;
  • to develop students’ ability to translate from Russian into English.
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUS107 Russian Productive Skills 2

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 3 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module aims to enable students to produce advanced-level written material through work on Russian language source texts

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

    RUS110 Russian essay-writing and presentation skills

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 3 years' of Russian study (B2 level) Continuous assessment, essay and presentation 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module aims to

  • help students develop their research skills using Russian-language materials for the purpose of oral presentations and written essays
  • give an oral presentation in Russian on a topic relating to Russian culture, society or life
  • re-tell/summarise Russian-language source texts from the media (print, radio and TV)
  • narrate, describe, explain, report and argue in Russian
  • develop fluency in spoken Russian
  • develop students’ awareness of contemporary idiom,
  • improve listening comprehension skills.
  • participate in dialogues and discussions on topics of interest to them with a particular focus on political, social and cultural issues in contemporary Russia.
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUS112 Russian Oral Proficency 4

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 3 years' study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment and oral examination 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This module is designed to continue to consolidate Russian oral proficiency to advanced level. The module aims to

  • develop fluency in spoken Russian,
  • develop students’ awareness of contemporary idiom,
  • improve listening comprehension skills
  • participate in dialogues and discussions on topics of interest to them with a particular focus on political, social and cultural issues in contemporary Russia.
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUS451 20th century lyric poetry

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 2 years' study of Russian (B1 level) Essay submissions 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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 (B1 level) Weekly logbook + essay submission 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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

    RUS523 Chekhov

    (5 ECTS credits) MT N/A Essay submission, additional submissions 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    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

    RUS604 Contemporary Russian Society

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 3 years’ study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment and exam 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module discusses and analyses aspects of contemporary Russian Society through the medium of Russian. The module aims to

  • provide students with up-to-date information about current trends in contemporary Russian society;
  • invite students to discuss and explore the most important and controversial issues facing Russia today;
  • develop in the student sensitivity to and awareness of key concepts in the socio-political and economic life of modern Russia;
  • acquire the skills which can help students as they develop their ability to think for themselves with critical independent thought.
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    RUS207 Russian Business Communication

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 3 years’ study of Russian (B2 level) Continuous assessment and exam 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module aims to

  • consolidate general language proficiency in both oral and written Russian;
  • develop advanced oral and written business communication skills in Russian;
  • develop an awareness/understanding of the Russian business environment;
  • analyse current business, political and socio-economic issues in Russia.
  • Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

    PLF104 Polish Language 1

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT N/A Continuous assessment, tests and examinations 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This is a practical language module for ab initio learners of Polish. This module gives students a basic knowledge of Polish language, culture and modern Polish society. The module aims to: a) enable students to use spoken and written Polish inside and outside the classroom; b) develop students' understanding of how the Polish language works; c) develop students as autonomous and independent learners; d) foster in students the language skills necessary to pursue their interests through the medium of Polish e) foster an interest in and awareness of Polish society and culture

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

    PLF128 Polish Language 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT and HT N/A Continuous assessment 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This is a practical language module for ab initio learners of Polish. This module gives students a basic knowledge of Polish language, culture and modern Polish society. The module aims to: a) enable students to use spoken and written Polish inside and outside the classroom; b) develop students' understanding of how the Polish language works; c) develop students as autonomous and independent learners; d) foster in students the language skills necessary to pursue their interests through the medium of Polish e) foster an interest in and awareness of Polish society and culture

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

    PLF129 Polish Language 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT and HT 1 semester of Polish (A1) Continuous assessment 4 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    This is a practical language module for ab initio learners of Polish. This module gives students a basic knowledge of Polish language, culture and modern Polish society. The module aims to: a) enable students to use spoken and written Polish inside and outside the classroom; b) develop students' understanding of how the Polish language works; c) develop students as autonomous and independent learners; d) foster in students the language skills necessary to pursue their interests through the medium of Polish e) foster an interest in and awareness of Polish society and culture

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

    PLF200 Lower Intermediate Polish

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2) Continuous assessment and exams 3 hours/week (evenings) Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module further develops students’ proficiency of the Polish language, with the emphasis on the development of communication skills in the formal and informal setting

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

    PLF200 Lower Intermediate Polish

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2) Continuous assessment and exams 3 hours/week (evenings) Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module further develops students’ proficiency of the Polish language, with the emphasis on the development of communication skills in the formal and informal setting

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

    PLF200 Lower Intermediate Polish

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2) Continuous assessment and exams 3 hours/week (evenings) Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module further develops students’ proficiency of the Polish language, with the emphasis on the development of communication skills in the formal and informal setting

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

    PLF207 Polish language 2

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2 level) Continuous assessment and exams 4 hours/week 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. Students continue their study of Polish language specialising in Business Polish, understanding of Polish economy and doing business in Poland. On completion of this module students will arrive at the lower B1 level of language competence (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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

    PLF228 Polish Language 2 (MT)

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2 level) Continuous assessment and exams 4 hours/week 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. Students continue their study of Polish language specialising in Business Polish, understanding of Polish economy and doing business in Poland. On completion of this module students will arrive at the lower B1 level of language competence (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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

    PLF229 Polish Language 2 (HT)

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2 level) Continuous assessment and exams 4 hours/week 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. Students continue their study of Polish language specialising in Business Polish, understanding of Polish economy and doing business in Poland. On completion of this module students will arrive at the lower B1 level of language competence (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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

    PLF114 Polish for Advanved learners 1

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT Native or near-native proficiency in Polish Continuous assessment and exams 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Polish. Students who are advanced speakers of Polish work on their written and oral presentation skills, as well as translation from Polish into English and from English into Polish.

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    PLF118 Polish for Advanved learners 1

    (5 ECTS credits) MT Native or near-native proficiency in Polish Continuous assessment and exams 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Polish. Students who are advanced speakers of Polish work on their written and oral presentation skills, as well as translation from Polish into English and from English into Polish.

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    PLF119 Polish for Advanved learners 1

    (5 ECTS credits) HT Native or near-native proficiency in Polish Continuous assessment and exams 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module is designed for native and near-native advanced speakers of Polish. Students who are advanced speakers of Polish work on their written and oral presentation skills, as well as translation from Polish into English and from English into Polish.

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    PLF708 Polish area studies (MT)

    (5 ECTS credits) MT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2 level) Continuous assessment, presentations, essay 1 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module aims are to familiarize students with different aspects of contemporary Polish society, politics, culture, art, literature, film and the most important present-day debates. The students will have detailed knowledge about different aspects of Polish society and culture. The course develops their research skills through individual projects and improves their presentation skills in the target language. On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

  • summarize (in English and in Polish) and critically evaluate information on selected aspects of contemporary Polish society, culture and politics;
  • give presentations in English and Polish on aspects of contemporary Polish society, culture and politics;
  • write a critically aware and fully referenced research project/essay on a given aspect of contemporary Polish society, culture or politics.
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    PLF709 Polish area studies (HT)

    (5 ECTS credits) HT 1 years’ study of Polish (A2 level) Continuous assessment, presentations, essay 1 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module aims are to familiarize students with different aspects of contemporary Polish society, politics, culture, art, literature, film and the most important present-day debates. The students will have detailed knowledge about different aspects of Polish society and culture. The course develops their research skills through individual projects and improves their presentation skills in the target language. On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

  • summarize (in English and in Polish) and critically evaluate information on selected aspects of contemporary Polish society, culture and politics;
  • give presentations in English and Polish on aspects of contemporary Polish society, culture and politics;
  • write a critically aware and fully referenced research project/essay on a given aspect of contemporary Polish society, culture or politics.
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    PLS207 Business Polish Advanced

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 3 years’ study of Polish (B2 level) Continuous assessment and exams 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module aims to:

  • consolidate general language proficiency in both oral and written Polish;
  • develop advanced oral and written business communication skills in Polish;
  • develop an awareness and understanding of the Polish business environment;
  • develop skills to analyze, synthesize, and critically evaluate current business, political and socio-economic issues in Poland.
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    PLS604 Contemporary Polish Society

    (10 ECTS credits) MT and HT 3 years’ study of Polish (B2 level) Continuous assessment, essays and exam 2 hours/week Head of Discipline

    Description

    The module is designed to provide an overview of different aspects of contemporary Polish society, such as twentieth-century history and politics, culture, art, literature and film, and the most important socio-political debates of the present day.