BA Russian and Politics

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  • Objectives
    The dual subject degree in Russian and Politics is a four year course which provides the opportunity to study a wide range of theories related to contemporary issues, political theory, and the discipline of political studies, alongside the language, society, literature, visual art and thought of Russia. Our students gain a range of personal transferable skills, including communication and presentation skills, working in groups, writing reports and essays, gathering information and planning projects. Through the course at Sheffield and the Year Abroad in Russia, students can attain a high standard in speaking, writing, reading and understanding Russian. This is complemented by the study of modern Russian society, culture and history. 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. 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, Soviet politics and culture, literature, art and visual culture, East European cinema, linguistics, and other Slavonic languages (Czech or Polish). All students of Modern languages at Sheffield normally spend a full academic year abroad as a course requirement. You will spend your third year abroad in Russia. At level one, dual honours Russian and Politics students take courses in the Department of Politics including Introduction to Political Analysis and Comparing Modern Polities, alongside modules in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies designed to give you a grounding in Russian and Slavonic languages, culture, history and society. At levels two and three you deepen your subject knowledge by taking further core and optional modules and a project module.
  • 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. - BBBBB - AABBB. Contact the deaprtment for specific requirements International Baccalaureate - 30 - 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. If Politics is taken at GCE A Level, grade B is required.
  • Academic title
    BA Russian and Politics
  • 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 Political Analysis  20
    Introduction to Russian Culture  20
    Russian for Beginners (I)  20
    Russian for Beginners (II)  20
    British Politics  10
    Comparing Modern Polities  10
    Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought  10
    Russian Language I  10
    Russian Language II  10
    The Globalisation of World Politics  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Political Analysis: Approaches and Methods  20
    Comparing Political Change: From Dictatorship to Democracy  20
    Contemporary International Affairs  20
    Contemporary Political Theory  20
    Foundations of Modern Political Thought  20
    International Relations Theory  20
    Politics and Culture in the USSR 1917-38  20
    Russian Approaches to Culture  20
    The Analysis of British Politics  20
    The Global Political Economy  20
    The Making of New Labour  20
    The Politics and Government of the European Union  20
    The Structures of Russian  20
    Visual Culture and Society in the Soviet Union, 1917-1991  20
    Czech I  10
    Czech II  10
    Movements in Russian Culture: Realism, Modernism and Beyond  10
    Polish I  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
    Advanced Political Analysis  20
    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

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