Module Details

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Title REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA, 1825-1938
Code HIST257
Coordinator Dr RC Clark
History
Roland.Clark@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To analyse revolution as a category of analysis;

To explore the relationship between ideas, society, culture, and politics;

To survey modern Russian history.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Anability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO2) An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

(LO3) A familiarity with 19th century Russian and European intellectual history and an understanding of the variety of ways in which historians have studied the early Soviet Union.

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression


Syllabus

 

The lecture programme (11 one hour lectures) covers 19th century Socialist and Russian intellectual history, discusses the political uprisings of 1905 and1917, then discusses various aspects of Soviet social and cultural history, including economic policies, urban history, gender history, industrialization, and the purges. The seminar programme (five two seminars) focuses on detailed group analysis of key texts relevant to the sections of the module we have been studying. Parts of each seminar discussion will be led by individual students who will be assessed on how they present and lead discussions around the set material.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Eleven 1-hour lectures. The lectures provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates, and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 1-hr, whole-class lectures in all weeks except Tutorial Week

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Five 2-hour seminars. These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, and hear and discuss assessed presentations by the students.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Max 15 students per group

Self-Directed Learning Description: The module handbook contains a substantial core of readings which students are required to supplement with their own reading lists through independent use of the library catalogue and historical databases. Assignments require students to research suitable evidence outside of class and write up the results.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

10

        21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  5 minutes    15       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  2500 words    85       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.