autumn 2024
RUS-3041 Practical Russian 1 - 5 ECTS

Type of course

This course is intended for students in the Master's Degree Programme in Russian Language and Literature,the Master's Degree Programme in Russian studies and the Master's Degree Programme in Language and Social Studies with integrated practical-educational training. This course may be taken as a single course by students who meet the admission requirements for the Master`s Degree Programme in Russian language and literature.

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 or better in the Bachelor degree is required. For more information, please contact the Student Advisor.

Application Code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

RUS-3040 Practical written and oral Russian 2 5 ects

Course content

Translation of relatively difficult texts into Russian, with practical grammar and oral practice in Russian.

Objectives of the course

After completing the course the students have the following knowledge and abilities:


The students have:

  • knowledge about complex grammatical constructions in Russian
  • knowledge about the stylistic techniques that characterize various genres


The students are:

  • able to translate advanced texts into Russian and discuss current events in Russian
  • able to carry out oral presentations in Russian

Language of instruction and examination

Russian or English.

Teaching methods

The semester is divided into three sections of 5 weeks each. Teaching and lectures will vary between the different sections.

Teaching will be in the form of weekly translation assignments and conversation exercises. The students will submit a translation assignment weekly for 15 weeks for correction and feedback.

Teaching consists of approximately 2-3 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Quality assurance of the course: The course will be evaluated once every third 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: Grade scale:
Oral exam Passed / Not Passed

Coursework requirements:

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

Written assignments Approved – not approved
Oral presentation Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

  • 8 out of 12 written assignments must be submitted by the given weekly deadline
  • 1 oral presentation must be approved during the semester

More info about the oral exam

The oral test consists of a conversation with the texts on the syllabus as a starting point and translation of a Russian text into Norwegian or English

Re-sit examination

Students who do not pass the previous ordinary examination can gain access to a re-sit examination.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: RUS-3041
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