Literature and Revolution in Russia

Ref: C2224371

This course concentrates on literary works written in the years immediately following the Russian Revolution. We become acquainted with a number of significant 20th century Russian writers, and read their works in the historical context of the dramatic events of this period.

Course aim

To become acquainted with a number of significant Russian writers who wrote in the years immediately following the Russian Revolution and read them in the historical context of this period.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Other

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise significant features of the historical and social context for the Russian Revolution
  • Interpret the literary works of a number of Russian writers of the period
  • Recognise various literary forms and styles

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Other

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Other

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Other

Download full course outline

Literature and Revolution in Russia Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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