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HI317 - The Russian Revolution

  • Module code: HI317
  • Module name: The Russian Revolution
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module offers students an opportunity to explore the history of the Russian Revolution in great depth. There is no requirement for you to have taken any previous modules in Russian history or politics and the teaching will not assume that you have done so. The module covers the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Russian Revolution examining the impact of war; the February Revolution; the events of 1917; the Civil War; War Communism ; the uprisings of 1920-1 and concludes with the Tenth Party Congress and the Kronstadt rebellion. It is divided into two halves - The collapse of the old order; the emergence of the new Soviet order.

Principal learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes: a) the further development of essay-writing and seminar participation skills; b) the development of a deeper understanding of the relationship between primary and secondary historical sources; c.) the development of a student's ability to assess the importance of, to recognise the difference between types of and to critically evaluate a wide variety of sources; d.) to appreciate how analysis of primary sources contributes to historical debate, and development of a capacity to undertake such analysis; e.) developing critical analytical skills based on: introducing students to a wide variety of approaches to the study of the Russian Revolution; conveying basic historical knowledge of the Russian Revolution; utilising interdisciplinary perspectives to deepen historical understanding; providing students with the opportunity to evaluate critically a range of primary sources including official documents, statistics, writings of leading historical figures and memoirs; examining a wide range of secondary sources and secondary interpretations of the Russian Revolution; To enable students to produce written and verbal analyses based on the above.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module is taught in weekly seminars of two hours or more.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi317

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI317-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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