History - The Russian Doll

Ref: C2525002

Russian history is like a matryoshka doll (also known as a Russian nesting doll.) The history of Russia displays consistent and recurrent themes. The course will consist of a chronological account of the history of Russia and the USSR up to the Russia of Vladimir Putin. Interspersed within this will be frequent consideration of depictions of Russian history eg. photographs, paintings, films, newsreels. The methods employed will include segmented powerpoint presentations and discussion of the themes identified, as well as the usual class interaction.

Course aim

The course will consist of a chronological account of the history of Russia and the USSR up to the Russia of Vladimir Putin

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • 1. Knowledge of the key events in the history of Russia
  • 2. Familiarity with the broader context
  • 3. An appreciation of methodological complexities
  • 4. An ability to transfer the knowledge gained

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You will be advised on books, articles and media sources

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • You will be advised on books, articles and media sources

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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History - The Russian Doll

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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