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MO4932   Russians Making History (1755 - 2000)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Second Year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: See

How did Russians write about their past? What conceptual tools did they use? What influenced their approaches, and privileged their choice of subject matter: censorship, ideology, the latest philosophical fashions in Western Europe, the quest for truth? Was the Bolshevik Revolution a tabula rasa for historical knowledge, or just one of the more striking examples of the peculiar pendulum swings that have rocked Russia between revolution and reform throughout her entire history? The aim of this module, then, is twofold: to discover the works (and personalities) of a number of Russian historians active in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and, through their eyes as professionals or amateurs re-examine aspects of the Russian past.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr F Nethercott