Hungarian For Social Scientists CEES5009

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

  This course provides students with intensive Hungarian language tuition over 2 semesters of study. The course is taught to enable students to acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translation skills to be able to read social science texts in the original language and to use these in their study of social science disciplines. At the end of the course the students will have attained the necessary competence in Hungarian in order to use original language sources competently with the help of a dictionary, so that they can undertake more advanced research programmes or employment in the field of Central and East European Studies.

Timetable

 Classes will normally be 4 hours per weeks at times to be arranged

Requirements of Entry

  As per entry requirements for degree programme - 2.1 honours degree or equivalent.

Assessment

 The summative assessment will consist of a two-hour written paper, comprising grammar, comprehension and translation elements (worth 70%), and a short oral examination requiring the reading of a short text and general conversation (worth 30%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

  This course provides students with intensive Hungarian language tuition over 2 semesters of study. The course is taught to enable students to acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translation skills to be able to read social science texts in the original language and to use these in their study of social science disciplines. At the end of the course the students will have attained the necessary competence in Hungarian in order to use original language sources competently with the help of a dictionary, so that they can undertake more advanced research programmes or employment in the field of Central and East European Studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

· read and translate standard social science texts with the use of a dictionary;
· write a full summary in English of a Hungarian-language social science text;
· conduct an everyday conversation in Hungarian and give a brief, basic presentation about their research;
· make effective use of dictionaries and other reference sources;
· follow a basic oral presentation in Hungarian of social science topics.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

  Grade E