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  • Objectives
    This is a four-year dual honours degree, combining the study of Linguistics and Russian. Linguistics: Approximately half of your modules will be shared with students on the single honours BA in English Language and Linguistics. This concerns the structure, use, history and acquisition of English, and of natural languages more generally. There are a number of thematic pathways within the degree programme at levels two and three, including theoretical and comparative approaches, language and society, folklore and cultural tradition, and historical approaches to language. Dual degree students may take modules from within any of these pathways with the opportunity to study, for example, syntax, phonetics, sociolinguistics, language and gender, Middle English, and child language acquisition. The course structure on the linguistics side of the degree is relatively fixed at level one: you will take 40 credits of linguistics modules, including Sounds and Structures of English (20 credits combined), plus one of the following (History of English, Doing Linguistics, and Varieties of English). You may take additional English Language and Linguistics modules to make up your 40 unrestricted credits. Level one modules are intended to provide a foundation in linguistic theory and analysis, and to introduce you to topics that you may wish to explore in more depth at levels two and four. The course structure in your subsequent years is extremely flexible: you will choose approximately 50% of your modules (60 credits per year) from any of the modules offered at each level. This allows you to pursue your specific interests in linguistics and at the same time to integrate your linguistic studies with your developing proficiency in Russian. Russian: Russian courses at Sheffield focus on small-group teaching, and you'll be taught by internationally renowned experts in our field. Beginners and post-A Level students follow separate Russian language courses tailored to their levels for two full years. We offer a core programme in Russian culture and civilisation that complements language instruction at each level. You can study up to three Slavonic languages. All students follow either a beginners or advanced Russian course, depending on their qualifications, and modules in Russian culture. Dual honours Russian offers a range of options, in combination with another subject. You spend at least one semester in Russia during your year abroad. This course is run jointly with the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB Scottish Highers - AAAA-BBBB Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB-BBBBB International Baccalaureate - 29-35 points Core Requirements - Grade B in a language at GCE A Level.
  • Academic Title
    BA Linguistics and Russian
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.
    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Introduction to Russian Culture  20
     
    Russian for Beginners (I)  20
     
    Russian for Beginners (II)  20
     
    Russian Language I  10
     
    Russian Language II  10
     
    The Sounds of English  10
     
    The Structure of English  10
     
    Doing Linguistics  20
     
    History of English  20
     
    Varieties of English  20
     
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    A Sense of Place: Local and Regional Identity  20
     
    Art and Tradition  20
     
    Chaucer's Comic Tales  20
     
    Cognitive Approaches to Language Acquisition  20
     
    Introduction to Old English  20
     
    Language Politics and Language Policy  20
     
    Language and Power  20
     
    Lexicology  20
     
    Morphology  20
     
    Old English: Language, Texts and Culture  20
     
    Phonetics  20
     
    Politics and Culture in the USSR 1917-38  20
     
    Russian Approaches to Culture  20
     
    Sociolinguistics  20
     
    Syntax 1  20
     
    Syntax II  20
     
    The History of Persuasion  20
     
    Visual Culture and Society in the Soviet Union, 1917-1991  20
     
    Czech I  10
     
    Czech II  10
     
    Czech Intermediate I  10
     
    Czech Intermediate II  10
     
    Movements in Russian Culture: Realism, Modernism and Beyond  10
     
    Polish I  10
     
    Polish II  10
     
    Polish Intermediate I  10
     
    Polish Intermediate II  10
     
    Russian Language (Course A): Translation Skills  10
     
    Russian Language (Course B): Translation Skills  10
     
    Russian Language Skills (I) Course A  10
     
    Russian Language Skills (I) Course B  10
     
    Russian Language Skills (II) Course A  10
     
    Russian Language Skills (II) Course B  10
     
    The Russian Novel in the 19th Century I  10
     
    The Russian Novel in the 19th Century II  10
     
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad  40
     
    Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad  40
     
    Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad (Project)  20
     
    Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad (Project)  20
     
    Typical Fourth Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Aspects of Post-Soviet Russian Culture  10
     
    Russian Language (Advanced): Comprehension and Communication Skills (I)  10
     
    Russian Language (Advanced): Comprehension and Communication Skills (II)  10
     
    Russian Language (Advanced): Translation Skills  10
     
    Full-Year Dissertation  40
     
    Dialect in Literature and Song  20
     
    Dissertation  20
     
    English Folklore: Language, Literature and History  20
     
    English Folklore: Language, Literature and History  20
     
    Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition  20
     
    Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition  20
     
    History of Linguistics  20
     
    Language Change  20
     
    Language and Gender  20
     
    Later Modern English 1700-1945  20
     
    Phonology  20
     
    Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse  20
     
    Special Subject  20
     
    Syntax 3  20
     
    Syntax 3  20
     
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  20
     
    Theories of Language and Literature  20
     
    Traditions of Supernatural Belief  20
     
    Tudor English  20

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