Research and Enquiry:
Graduates will be able to:
- retrieve, sift and select information from a variety of sources and media, including those in the target language;
- analyse and interpret information and texts in Russian and English;
- reason critically and cogently, assessing and applying literary, historical, social and linguistic concepts and approaches to translation;
- identify and solve problems, especially in the field of literature, culture, and politics; and
- work independently.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
Classes are given on literary, historical, social and linguistic concepts and on approaches to translation. Throughout their studies, students take classes and receive instruction in the target language. The Year abroad further promotes the active learning of the target language to a high level.
Comprehensive bibliographies are provided for each course as are the guidelines for the production of coursework essays, extended essays and dissertations.
All the listed skills are primarily assessed through the assessed coursework essays, extended essays and dissertations, skills are manifested in degree exams on the Literature, Culture and History of the target language and country/countries concerned.