BA Russian and Economics

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  • Objectives
    A degree in Russian and Economics allows you to become an informed user of the Russian language and to develop your understanding of Russian culture, history and society. At the same time you will study Economics, giving you a solid grounding in modern economic theory, incorporating the issues underlying current debates on economic policy, and the quantitative and analytical skills essential for economists. In this four-year degree course you will normally take half of your modules in Russian and half in Economics. You will spend your third year abroad in Russia. Russian courses at Sheffield focus on small-group teaching. You'll be taught by internationally-renowned experts in our field and by native speakers of the language. You'll gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of spoken and written Russian, including conversation, reading, translating and oral presentation. We also hone your reading, presentation and writing skills in English. All students follow either a beginners or an advanced (post-A Level) Russian course, depending on their qualifications. They also follow a core programme of modules in Russian cultural and social history that complements language instruction at each level. In addition, you may also choose from an exciting range of optional modules, including Russian thought, literature, art and visual culture, Soviet politics and culture, East European cinema, linguistics, and other Slavonic languages (Czech or Polish). Economics modules will equip you with the intellectual curiosity and academic skills to understand the world in which we live. When studying Economics you will be taught how to think, not what to think. You will develop a range of general transferable skills including communication skills, presentation skills, time management, IT skills, and information-gathering skills. Modules at levels one and two include Economic Analysis and Policy, Mathematical Methods for Economics, Statistical Methods, Microeconomic Principles. At level three you will be able to choose from a range of optional modules in Economics.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - BBB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - BB+BB Scottish Highers - AABB Irish Leaving Cert. - Typical offers range from BBBBB to AABBB. Contact the department for specific requirements. International Baccalaureate - Typical offers range from 30 to 33 points. Contact the department for specific requirements. Core Requirements - Grade B in GCSE Maths or equivalent. Russian is not essential but can affect the offer made. Applicants without GCE A Level Russian should normally have B/C GCE A Level in another language.
  • Academic title
    BA Russian and Economics
  • 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
    Economic Analysis and Policy 1  20
    Analysis and Policy 2  20
    Introduction to Russian Culture  20
    Mathematical Methods for Economics 1  20
    Mathematical Methods for Economics 2  20
    Russian for Beginners (I)  20
    Russian for Beginners (II)  20
    Russian Language I  10
    Russian Language II  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Macroeconomic Principles  20
    Microecnomic Principles  20
    Applied Economics  20
    Econometrics  20
    Economics of the European Union  20
    Further Mathematical Methods for Economics  20
    Politics and Culture in the USSR 1917-38  20
    Russian Approaches to Culture  20
    Statistical Methods for Economics  20
    The Economics of Education  20
    The Economics of Well Being  20
    The Structures of Russian  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
    Advanced Economic Analysis  20
    Development Economics  20
    Environmental and Resource Economics  20
    Health Economics  20
    Industrial Organisation  20
    International Trade  20
    Labour Economics  20
    Mathematical Economics  20
    Modern Finance  20
    Public Sector Economics  20
    The International Economy  20

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