Russian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet, is the largest language in the Slavic language family. More people have Russian as their native language than any other language in Europe, and Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Today Russian is spoken by 170 million people, primarily in Russia, but also in former Soviet Republics such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakstan, Moldavia and Ukraine. There are sizeable Russian-speaking groups in several other European countries, as well as Israel and the United States. A number of classics of Western literature have been written in Russian, such as Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.
Russian language is offered for beginners as well as for more advanced learners. The courses are taught at both Undergraduate level I and II.
Undergraduate Level I, Courses for Beginners
Russian for Beginners I, 7.5 hec
Russian för Beginners II, 7.5 hec
Russian for Beginners I & II, 15 hec
Russian for Beginners III, 15 hec
Undergraduate Level I, Russian I
Russian I, 15 hec
Russian I: Grammar, 5 hec
Russian I: History of Russian Culture and Ideas, 10 hec
Business Russian, 7.5 hec
Introduction to Russian Film, 7.5 hec
Post-Sovjet Russian Society, 10 hec
Undergraduate Level I, Russian II
Russian II, 15 hec
Russian II: Grammar, 5 hec
Russian II: Contemporary Russian Literature and Culture, 10 hec
Undergraduate Level II, Russian III
Russian III: 19th Century Classic Russian Literature, 7.5 hec
Russian III: 19th Century Classic Russian Literature: Literary Text, 5 hec
Russian III: Virtual Russia: Language, Politics and New Media, 7.5 hec
Russian III: Syntax, 5 hec
Russian III: Stylistics, 5 hec
Swedish and/or English are used as languages of instructions. It opens an opportunity for international students to partipate in our courses.
Our online courses are comprised of scheduled online seminars in combination with recorded lectures, in podcast form and independent study. As there are no meetings on campus, it is possible to take these courses from anywhere in the world. The only technical equipment needed is a computer, an Internet connection, headset and web camera. You can read more about our online courses in Russian by clicking on the link Web-based courses – FAQ to the left.
Högskolan Dalarna does not grant Bachelor of Arts degrees with Russian as the main subject, or teaching degrees with a concentration in Russian. In a soon future we plan to apply for the Bachelar of Arts degree.