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Russian Language and Culture, 10 ECTS

Department, Faculty responsible for the course
Department of Foreign Languages

Academic level
all

Type of course
Elective

Language of instruction
English

Teaching Term
Autumn

Admission requirements
entry test in Russian, available for students without Russian language knowledge

Course content
The course provides an overview of Russia’s history, culture, traditions and gives the course takers an insight into the lifestyles of Russian people, their language and customs.

Learning Outcomes:

• Learn basic facts from Russia’s historical background from the 10th century Kievian Russ to modern times.
• Explore Russia’s rich cultural heritage in literature, music, art, architecture and crafts with emphasis on the local Saami and / or Pomor culture.
• Examine the current political and economic trends in Russia and its role in the international arena.
• Gain knowledge of multiculturalism in modern Russia and develop your own opinion and personal experience-based understanding of the Russians.
• Learn about the Murmansk region’s environment, cultural and sports traditions, economy and education.

Teaching methods
Tutorials and workshops – 5 and Lectures – 10 (1,5 hour each)

Assessment
Grammar test, essay and speaking exam in the form of presentation


Updating date: 27.11.15