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PL30384: Russian national option R3: modern Russian cinema

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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 33%, EX 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 acquaint students with recent developments in Russian cinema, from the post-war period to the present day. To provide an overview of the cultural and political background to these developments. To conduct advanced analysis of film as text, examining some key films of the period.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete the unit successfully will be able to demonstrate that they:
* are familiar with the main developments in Russian cinema since 1945;
* are familiar with key issues in the academic study of Russian film;
* are able to conduct a sophisticated and critical analysis of chosen films.

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.

A brief history of Soviet film 1917-1945; some critical tendencies in the 'thaw' and 'stagnation' years; Gorbachev's policy of glasnost' in the arts; the 'unshelving' of previously banned films in the late 1980s; the end of Soviet film and the emergence of the 'new' Russian cinema post-1991.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL30384 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.