Russian as a minor

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On this page you can find information about Russian as a minor.

 

Study Russian as a minor!

Welcome to study Russian as a minor (25 ECTS). The Russian department offers 2 minors:

  1. The Russian Cultural Sphere and Business Russian
  2. Business Russian

For the minor you can either choose to take only courses in Business Russian (minor 2), which are organised at Hanken and/or Aalto University; or in addition to the language courses you can also take other courses (minor 1), which are organised at Hanken and/or the Aleksanteri Institute.

 

Studies in Russian as a minor

For Hanken students

The minor in Russian (25 ECTS) can include:

  • Courses at Hanken (see course offerings below)
  • Courses at Aalto University
  • Courses at the Aleksanteri Institute

Please note that depending on which minor (1 or 2) you choose, there are different requirements for which courses to include. You can read more about the different minors below.

 

For students from outside Hanken

Russian as a minor is only available to students at Hanken in Helsinki.
 

Minors

Minor 1: The Russian Cultural Sphere and Business Russian

The total number of credits to complete the minor must be at least 25.

Would you like to concentrate on Russian business culture, Russian society, Eastern Europe or the Baltic Sea in addition to the language?

Choose at least 10 ECTS from the Language courses offered and complete the minor with courses that interest you. Choose freely after your interests. If you have studied Russian before, do not choose the beginners' courses Russian I A or Russian I B. Instead, start from the following level: Russian II A, Russian II B or Russian III A. If you are unsure of your level, please come and discuss with the subject coordinator in Russian Irina Prokkola. You can book an appointment by emailing irina.prokkola@hanken.fi.

In addition to the language courses, you must choose at least 5 ECTS from Cultural studies to complete minor 1 in Russian. Please remember that the total credits for the minor 1 must be at least 25 ECTS including at least 10 ECTS from the language courses and 5 ECTS from Cultural studies.

 

Minor 1: Language course offerings

 

Language courses in Russian at Hanken:

5342 Russian for Beginners I A (Helsinki – Vaasa) (5 ECTS) (online course)

5343 Russian for Beginners I B (Helsinki – Vaasa) (5 ECTS) (online course)

5344 Russian II A (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

5345 Russian II B (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

5312 Russian III A: Business Contacts: Video and Telephone Conferencing (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

 

 

Language courses in Russian at Aalto University:

LC-8566 Venäjä 6 (starting level B1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8577 Venäjä 7 (starting level B1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8581 Venäjä 8 Venäjänkielinen yritysviestintä A (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8582 Venäjä 8 Venäjänkielinen yritysviestintä B (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8583 Venäjä 8 Alakohtaista venäjää (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

 

Note: 

Students take the Aalto University courses Russian 6 and Russian 7 in this order: first Russian 6 and then Russian 7.

If you only want to study Russian 7, you must have sufficient knowledge for the course. Check what previous knowledge you need to study Russian 7. Contact the subject coordinator of Russian.

At level 8 there are three courses for Russian 8: LC-8581, LC-8582 and LC-8583. Students may take these courses in any order.

Please note that the languages of study at Aalto University are Russian and Finnish.

More about courses at Aalto University can be found here.

 

Minor 1: Cultural studies

 

Choose at least 5 ECTS from Cultural studies:

This part consists of courses from the ExpREES programme organised at the Aleksanteri Institute.

The ExpREES programme is available here.

Application to the ExpREES programme takes place once a year in the spring, and students start the programme at the beginning of the following academic year, in the autumn.

Accepted students can either take all the courses of the ExpREES programme (25 ECTS) or choose the courses they are interested in.

Make sure you meet the following application requirements:

  • You are or will be participating in Master's studies at Hanken.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • You have a strong motivation to participate in studies on Russia, any country of the former Soviet Union and/or the countries of Eastern Europe.
  • You plan to write your thesis on a topic within the ExpREES programme.
  • You have successfully completed your previous studies.
  • You must submit a preface-form. The form is signed by your own course coordinator or thesis supervisor.
     

More detailed application rules can be found here.

 

 

Minor 2: Business Russian

The total number of credits must be at least 25.

If you have studied Russian before, you should not choose the beginners' courses Russian I A or Russian I B. Instead, start from the following level: Russian II A, Russian II B or Russian III A.

If you are unsure about your level, please come and discuss with the subject coordinator of Russian. You can book an appointment by emailing irina.prokkola@hanken.fi.

 

Minor 2: Course offerings

 

Language courses in Russian at Hanken:

5342 Russian for Beginners I A (Helsinki – Vaasa) (5 ECTS) (online course)

5343 Russian for Beginners I B (Helsinki – Vaasa) (5 ECTS) (online course)

5344 Russian II A (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

5345 Russian II B (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

5312 Russian III A: Business Contacts: Video and Telephone Conferencing (Helsinki) (5 ECTS)

 

 

Language courses in Russian at Aalto University:

LC-8566 Venäjä 6 (starting level B1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8577 Venäjä 7 (starting level B1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8581 Venäjä 8 Venäjänkielinen yritysviestintä A (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8582 Venäjä 8 Venäjänkielinen yritysviestintä B (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

LC-8583 Venäjä 8 Alakohtaista venäjää (starting level C1) (3 ECTS)

 

Note: 
Students take the Aalto University courses Russian 6 and Russian 7 in this order: first Russian 6 and then Russian 7.

If you only want to study Russian 7, you must have sufficient knowledge for the course. Check what previous knowledge you need to study Russian 7. Contact the subject coordinator of Russian.

At level 8 there are three courses for Russian 8: LC-8581, LC-8582 and LC-8583. Students may take these courses in any order.

Please note that the languages of study at Aalto University are Russian and Finnish.

More about courses at Aalto University can be found here.

 

 

Instructors contact information

If you have any questions, please contact Irina Prokkola, Lecturer and subject coordinator of Russian. You can also drop by Hanken's building in Helsinki on the fifth floor in room 507.

 

Irina Prokkola – Lecturer, subject coordinator of Russian