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Academic Programs

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Graduate Program

The graduate program is designed to expose students to Russian linguistics, literature and cultural studies in required, modular and electives courses, helping them develop research skills based on their language competence. To further consolidate our leading position in Slavic studies, a more concrete graduate curriculum is planned, with emphasis on modern literature and cultural linguistics.

Required Courses

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Russian I (academic reading and writing)

0

Russian II (academic reading and writing)

0

Research Methodology and Thesis Writing

3

 

 

 

Modular Courses

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Theories of Russian Literature

3

Introduction to Russian Linguistics

3

Theories of Russian Culture

3

 

 



In addition to the required courses listed above, four elective modules are offered to improve the depth and capacity in the respective field, ranging from Russian literature, linguistics, cultural studies to comparative analysis.

Elective Courses

1. Russian Literature

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Ancient Russian Literature

3

Russian Literature in Exile

3

19th Century Russian Literature

3

Realism in Russian Literature

3

Contemporary Russian Literature

3

Literary Translation

3

Special Topics on Russian Authors*

3

Studies on the Works of Woman Writers of 20th Century Russia

3

Analysis of Russian Literary Works

3

Russian Literature of the Silver Age

3

Russian Fantasy Literature

3

 

 

* Seminars are centered on one great Russian author, such as M.A. Bulgakov, A. Platonov and F.M. Dostoevsky.


2. Russian Linguistics

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Russian Lexicology

3

Russian Syntax

3

Russian Phonetics

3

Russian Word Formation

3

Russian Stylistics

3

Russian Morphology

3

Russian Colloquial Speech

3

Russian Linguaculturology

3

Russian Semantics

3

Text Theory

3


3. Russian Culture

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Studies on Russian Culture: Mythology

3

Special Topics on Russian Arts

3

Studies on Russian Culture: Gender

3

Russian Drama and Theatre Arts

3

Studies on Russian Culture: Religion and Arts

3

 

 


4. Comparative Studies

Course

Credit

Course

Credit

Russian-Chinese Translation

3

Comparative Study of the Chinese and Russian Languages

3

 

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