Russian Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students who complete this major will:

  • Interpret a range of different genres relevant in Russian-speaking social and cultural contexts;
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats, comprehending and producing Russian discourse with fluency (relative to entry level) and appreciate its cultural contexts;
  • Specialize in at least one of the three core areas of modern Russian literature, linguistics, and cultural studies;
  • Apply relevant research and analytical skills combined with a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • Appreciate Russian-speaking cultures in a differentiated and informed way;
  • Engage critically and to constructively in intercultural dialogue as a bicultural and bilingual person and as a global citizen;
  • Independently apply a wide range of learning techniques (in Russian and English) as autonomous, motivated, self-directed and well-organised learners;
  • Act confidently in Russian-speaking milieus and target culture, and work effectively in a cooperative way using Russian and English as media.

Course Description

Offered by the School of Languages and Linguistics

Russia is and will continue to be one of the world's largest political powers. Speakers of Russian can better understand this rich and diverse country and where it is placed in history, politics, economics and culture. You will be placed in an appropriate class level according to your ability and background in the language.


  • International trade
  • Diplomacy
  • Multinational business
  • Translation
  • Teaching
  • Communications

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