spring 2023
RUS-3030 Concepts and Categories: Contemporary Russian Cognitive Linguistics - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single course by students who fill the requirements for a Master's Degree in Russian. The course is obligatory for students taking a Master's Degree in Russian.

Admission requirements

A bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in Russian or Russian Studies (with specialization in Russian) with a minimum of 80 ECTS in the Russian coursework. An average grade equivalent to C for the bachelor degree is required. For more information, please contact the Student Advisor.

Code: 9371 (Nordic applicants)

Course content

The student will acquire thorough knowledge of the topics discussed in the course, expanding on knowledge from undergraduate studies. In addition, the student is trained in working independently with linguistic problems.

Objectives of the course

After completing the course you will have acquired the following knowledge and abilities:


You have:

  • knowledge about recent advances in Russian linguistics and a good understanding of the core ideas of cognitive linguistics.


You can:

  • write academically: formulate research questions and hypotheses and collect and analyse data from electronic corpora
  • structure a linguistic argument
  • use theoretical literature in linguistic research

Language of instruction and examination

English and Russian.

Teaching methods

Classes include a seminar, based on the readings and practical exercises (problem sets). Each student has to choose and present (~30 min.) one of the papers from the list. Students are also required to hand in two questions for every paper discussed in class in written form at the beginning of the class. The problem sets are small sets of data that students and professors analyze together. All students must prepare all problem sets before class. After class, the students write up their own analysis (1-2 pages), which is handed in the following week.

The course will be evaluated once every second year.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for exchange students who fulfil the admission requirements (please see the "Admission requirements" section). The course should be taken as a part of a course package.



Examination: Date: Grade scale:
Assignment Innlevering: 24.05.2023 kl. 14:00 A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

One school test in class Approved/ Not approved
Problem sets Approved/ Not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

  • One school test in class
  • 70 % of the problem sets handed in within the weekly deadline.

Re-sit examination

Students who do not pass the previous ordinary examination can gain access to a re-sit examination.r.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: RUS-3030
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