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PL30099: Russian national option R2: Literature & society in modern Russia

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 33%, ES 67%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take EU20093
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to some major authors and texts of Russian literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries set in their historical and socio-political context.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit successfully will:
* have read and understood some of the major works of modern Russian literature;
* have a clear grasp of Russian literary politics from 1917 to the beginning of the new millenium;
* have improved their ability to produce oral and written presentations on Russian literature and society.

Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed and assessed in this unit. Language skills are developed in this unit.

Among the works to be studied are the following (subject to availability in print): M Bulgakov, Master i Margarita#; E Zamiatin, My; A Solzhenitsyn, Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha; B Pasternak, Doktor Zhivago#; Iu. Olesha, Zavist'; N Ostrovskii, Kak zakalialas' stal'.
#As these novels are fairly long, you are advised to read them before the start of the academic year.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30099 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AYB09 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (French and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB07 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (German and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB22 : BA (hons) Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Russian) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UHPL-AYB15 : BA (hons) Russian (ab initio) and Politics (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.