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HI4012: SPECIAL SUBJECT: BRITAIN AND REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA 1917-1924 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course explores British relations with Russia during the early years of the Soviet regime. It highlights a series of key developments in the relationship, especially major changes in British government policy that charted a course from military intervention to diplomatic recognition. Most of the seminars trace an aspect of the relationship within a fairly short time-frame, but some seminars investigate a particular issue through the whole period 1917–24. Several sessions will be used specifically for analysing gobbets. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required. Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Anthony Heywood

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 4
  • Either Erasmus Off Campus or History (HI)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course explores British relations with Russia during the early years of the Soviet regime. It highlights a series of key developments in the relationship, especially major changes in British government policy that charted a course from military intervention to diplomatic recognition. Most of the seminars trace an aspect of the relationship within a fairly short time-frame, but some seminars investigate a particular issue through the whole period 1917–24. Several sessions will be used specifically for analysing gobbets. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.

This course aims to examine in detail key aspects of British relations with Russia during the early years of the Soviet regime, through a detailed study of contemporary sources as well as secondary sources. Special emphasis will be placed on trying to explain how and why the British government intervened militarily in the Russian civil war, but granted diplomatic recognition to the Soviet regime just six years later.

Further Information & Notes

Students are not permitted to register for this course after the end of week 2 of teaching.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • One 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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