Russia's Twentieth Century

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Russia's Twentieth Century

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the main themes and problems of the history of Russia in the 20th century. The module focuses on the changes in politics and society. An important part of the module is the study of the 20th century Russian culture in its historical context, including literature, theatre and film. Students will participate in the following learning activities: one hour lecture and one hour seminar style work per week. Lectures will give a general overview of the events and will introduce main interpretative frameworks. The seminar style work will require students come to class prepared and having read the assigned readings. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and understand main problems and periods of the Russian 20th c. history
    2. Critically assess main historiographical approaches to the Russian 20th c. history
    3. Demonstrate skills of primary and secondary source analysis
    4. Develop and improve academic writing skills
    5. Place works of cultural production in their historical context and appreciate the links between culture and political/social changes

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