spring 2024
RUS-3042 Practical Russian 2 - 5 ECTS

Type of course

This course is intended for students in the Master`s Degree Programme in Literature, the Master`s Degree Programme in Language, 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. For more information, please contact the Student Advisor.

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's degree is required. For more information, please contact the Student Advisor.

Application code: 9371 (Nordic applicants).

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

​The course curriculum is a combination of rather advanced reading, speaking, listening, and writing activities, with a focus on practical grammar (approx. level C according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). It includes elements of translation, essay writing and a roundtable debate.

​Foreign students who do not speak Norwegian can use English in translation tasks.

Objectives of the course

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


You have

  • knowledge about complex grammatical constructions in Russian
  • knowledge about the stylistic techniques that characterize various genres
  • acquired a better practical Russian proficiency (orally and in writing), and deeper knowledge of Russian grammar


You can

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

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

​Teaching will be in the form of weekly written assignments and conversation and reading exercises. The students will submit an assignment weekly for correction and feedback. Teaching consists of approximately 2 hours per week for 13 weeks.

All courses undergo an evaluation once in a 2-year period at the master's level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per 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: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 13.05.2024 09:00
3 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

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

8 written assignments Approved – not approved
Oral presentation Approved – not approved
Participate in a roundtable debate Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

​8 written assignments must have been submitted by the given weekly deadline and must have received a pass.

​An oral presentation of approx. 10 to15 minutes must have been completed with a pass during the semester.

​All students participate in a roundtable debate at the end of the semester.

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-3042
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