Language classes take up five hours a week. For four of these hours ex-beginners and ex-qualified entrants work in parallel, developing their skills through translation from and into Russian, essay writing, aural and oral work, and the study of grammar. In the fifth hour the ex-beginners work with texts while the ex-qualified entrants work with computers.
Visit the Unit catalogue for details of all Literature, Thought and Culture: students choose from these options on classical Russian literature and thought:
Single Honours students take five of these options. Joint students in the School of Modern Languages take between one and three of the options, and Joint students in other combinations normally take two. Students of Russian may begin the study of Czech in lieu of one of these options on Russian literature, thought and culture or, if they were qualified entrants who began the study of Czech in the First Year, they may take Intermediate Czech. For descriptions of each of these second-year units please click on the links.
Undergraduate Handbook 2012-13 (PDF format 788KB)