BA Russian and Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    A degree in Russian and Philosophy 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 learn about philosophical issues that have challenged thinkers for centuries. In this four-year dual honours degree course you will normally take half of your modules in Russian and half in Philosophy. You will spend your third year abroad in Russia. Russian: 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. You 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, Soviet politics and culture, literature, art and visual culture, East European cinema, linguistics, and other Slavonic languages (Czech or Polish). The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is home to the University of Sheffield's internationally renowned Bakhtin Centre which promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary research on the work of the Russian philosopher and theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and the Bakhtin Circle, and on related areas of cultural, critical, linguistic and literary theory. Philosophy: The Philosophy Department offers an exciting range of courses taught by researchers who are experts in their fields. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy such as ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic through the course of your three years. We also have courses on major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel and others.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+BB Scottish Highers - AAAB Irish Leaving Cert. - Typical offers 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 - 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 Philosophy
  • 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
    Critical Thinking  20
    Human Rights  20
    Matters of Life and Death  20
    Mind, Brain and Personal Identity  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Russian for Beginners (I)  20
    Russian for Beginners (II)  20
    Areas of Philosophy  10
    History of Philosophy  10
    Key Arguments  10
    Knowledge, Justification and Doubt  10
    Philosophy of Religion  10
    Philosophy of Science  10
    Philosophy of Space and Time  10
    Russian Language I  10
    Russian Language II  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Descartes and The Empiricists  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Ethics: Theoretical and Practical  20
    Feminism  20
    Formal Logic  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Philosophy of Mind  20
    Plato  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Political Philosophy  20
    Politics and Culture in the USSR 1917-38  20
    Reference and Truth  20
    Russian Approaches to Culture  20
    The Rationalists  20
    The Social Contract  20
    The Structures of Russian  20
    Theory of Knowledge  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 Logic  20
    Aristotle  20
    Epistemology  20
    Feminism: Rationality and Politics  20
    Hegel and His Critics  20
    Hobbes and Hume  20
    Kant  20
    Metaphysics  20
    Morality, Identity and Freedom  20
    Philosophical Problems 1  20
    Philosophical Problems II  20
    Philosophy of Language  20
    Philosophy of Psychology  20
    Philosophy of Science  20
    Possible Worlds  20
    Pragmatism  20
    The Imagination  20
    Theories of Rights  20
    Value Theory  20

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