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HI4012: SPECIAL SUB.: BRITAIN AND REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA 1917-1924 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus 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?

No

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 8 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2000 words written exercises (40%)

Online Exam (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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