Russian Language and Literature

General information

This study programme focuses on preparing its students for their future occupation or follow-up Master’s degree studies, providing them with versatile – both passive and active – language and extralinguistic competence, and knowledge of the Russian language, culture, and society. The acquisition and consolidation of practical language and communicative skills is systematically and continually supported by the study of theoretical introductory courses – some generally philological; some dealing with Russian linguistics and literature. These courses will provide students with knowledge of terminology and basic methodology of linguistics and literary theory. The emphasis in linguistic and literary courses is traditionally placed on a comparative approach (Russian vs Czech language).

Graduates of this study programme are capable of cultivated written and oral production in the Russian language and have a good knowledge of Russian society, history, culture, and literature. They also have a very good knowledge of practical language (the resulting level of language competence is C1) and are capable of its theoretical reflection. Moreover, graduates possess the basic skills necessary for translating and interpreting texts of a general nature, are knowledgeable about Russian literature, culture, and art and are able to discuss and write about these topics, using their own reading and study.

Apart from a high-level language competence in Russian, graduates are capable of communicating at least in one other world language (level B1) and have a basic knowledge of another Slavonic language (level A2).

A successful graduate is able to

  • understand written and spoken texts in Russian in a variety of genres, styles, and topics, interpret them on the basis of facts, and explain in outline how the language or a literary text works
  • knowledgeably interpret Russian cultural production, as well as the actions and shared values of Russian people in social and historical context
  • apply mastered theoretical approaches and interpretative keys to any text or situation
  • passively translate nontechnical written texts using accessible language aids, tools, and information sources in an expert way
  • perform simple interpretation into their mother tongue in common communicative situations

Graduate employment

Graduates can find employment in areas where knowledge of the Russian language and Russian cultural environment is necessary – in cultural institutions, tourism, the civil service, media, publishing houses, and lower-level and middle management; in translating technical and literary texts, and in interpretation or expert work.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Department of Slavonic Studies – study information:

http://www.phil.muni.cz/wusl/home/studium

Additional information about this study programme (in Czech):

http://is.muni.cz/predmety/sablony_tisk.pl?fakulta=1421;obdobi=6463;rek=ap;puvodni_design=p;uzel=395422

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