spring 2021
RUS-3042 Practical Russian 2 - 5 ECTS

Last changed 11.08.2021

Application deadline

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

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

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: 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 Russian coursework (80 ECTS) is required.

Application code: 9371 (Nordic applicants).

Course overlap

RUS-3040 Practical written and oral Russian 2 5 stp

Course content

Translation of relatively difficult texts from Norwegian into Russian, with practical grammar and oral practice in Russian. Foreign students who do not speak Norwegian will be given alternative assignments (short essays in Russian or translations from English into Russian). Required previous qualifications/courses: A Bachelor's degree with intermediate courses (80 ECTS) in Russian.

Objectives of the course

After completing the course the students should 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
  • acquired a better practical Russian proficiency (orally and in writing), and deeper knowledge of Russian grammar


The students can

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

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Teaching will be in the form of weekly written assignments and conversation exercises. The students will submit an assignment weekly for correction and feedback. Teaching consists of approximately 2-3 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.


Coursework Requirements:

The following coursework reguirements must be completed and approved to be allowed to take the final exam

  • 8 out of 12 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

The final assessment consists of:

  • A written test of three hours (translation of a text of approximately 250 words into Russian).

Performance in the course is assessed with the grades A-F. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of a fail or an F-grade. The deadline to register for re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: RUS-3042