Undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Handbook

This contains key information relating to operation of your programme within SSEES, including details about key dates, coursework submission, assessment penalties and contact details. It is intended to serve as your first point of reference for queries and contains links to relevant official documents and online resources.

This document is updated annually and further updates may occur during the academic year to reflect changes in UCL or SSEES policy and it is important that you ensure you refer to the handbook for the appropriate academic year.

Please note, the information podcast contains an example of calculating the degree classification using the weighted median, which is used for SSEES Economics & Business, History and Politics programmes. An example using the weighted mean, which is used by Language & Culture programmes is available here: Languages & Culture: Degree classification calculation.


Modules

Economics & Business Modules

Level 1 modules
SESS1003 - Introduction to Microeconomics
SESS1004 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
SESS1005 - Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business
SESS1006 - Contemporary Issues in International Business
Level 2 & 3 modules
SESS2001 - The Emerging Market Economies of Eastern Europe and Russia
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration
SESS3001 - Growth and Convergence: With Reference to Eastern European and Russian Economics
SESS3002 - International Trade *
SESS3003 - Industrial and Corporate Change with Reference to Central and Eastern Europe
SESS3005 - Topics in Financial Management
SESS3007 - Health Economics and Policy
SESS3008 - Topics in Financial Management II
SESS2012 - Economic History and Ideas
SESS3011 - Economics of the Family
SESS3010 - International Macroeconomics
SESS3009 - The Economics of Entrepreneurship

 * will not run in 2014/15

History Modules

First-year foundation (‘core’) modules
SEHI1001 - Seminars in History
SEHI1002 - Modern Historiography
SEHI0004 - World Histories
First-year compulsory intermediate module
SEHI0005 - History of Eastern Europe Since 1856
Group 1a (intermediate)
SEHI6006 - History of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1700-1918*
SEHI6008 - History of Russia to 1598*
SEHI6009 - History of Russia, 1598-1856
SEHI6011 - History of Modern Germany 1815-1990
SEHI6012 - SSEES History Taught Short Dissertation with Coursework
Group 1b half-module units (advanced)
SEHI7002 - Fascism and Authoritarianism in Eastern Europe, 1918-1945
SEHI7004 - Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas, 1890-1970
SEHI7005 - Themes in Romanian History: From Dacians to Democrats*
SEHI7008 - The Balkans from Empires to Nation-States
SEHI7009 - The Age of the Extremes in the Balkans
SEHI7010 - History of the Soviet Union
SEHI7011 - Society and Politics in Late Imperial Russia*
SEHI7012 - Czechoslovakia in the Age of Extremes
Group 2 (advanced)
SEHI2002 - Crown Church and Estates in Central Europe, 1500-1700
SEHI2006 - Successors to the Habsburgs: Central Europe, 1914-1945
SEHI2007 - The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia
SEHI2008 - The Fall and the Rise of the Polish Nation, 1648-1921
SEHI2009 - Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union from Stalin to 1991
Group 3 special subjects with dissertation (advanced)
SEHI3001/9001 - East and West through Travel Writing: The Limits and Divisions of Europe (I & II)*
SEHI3006/9006 - Ivan the Terrible and the Russian Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century (I & II)*
SEHI3009/9009 - Monarchs and the Enlightenment in Russia and Central Europe (I & II)
SEHI3007/9007 - Urban Culture and Modernity: Vienna-Prague-Budapest, 1857-1938 (I & II)
SEHI3008/9008 - Mass Culture in an Age of Revolution: Russia 1900-1934 (I & II)
SEHI3005/9005 The Russian Revolution
Free-Standing Dissertation (advanced)
SEZZ4901 - Free-Standing Dissertation

 * = not running in 2014/15

Politics & Sociology Modules

Level 1 Modules
SESS1102 - Introduction to International Relations
SESS1202 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory
SESS1203 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology
SESS1204 - Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
SESS1205 - Understanding Politics I: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe
SESS1206 - Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works
Level 2 & 3 Modules
SESS2101 - The History of European Political Ideas
SESS2102 - Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe
SESS2103 - Russian Politics and Society
SESS2105 - Democracy and Democratisation
SESS2106 - Comparative Political Analysis
SESS2107 - Researching Politics and Society
SESS2108 - Post-Soviet Politics and Society
SESS2109 - Politics and Societies of Southeast Europe
BASC2052 - Migration and Health
SESS2104 - The Making of Modern Ukraine
SESS3101 - Comparative Politics
SESS3102 - Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy
SESS3103 - European Security
SESS3201 - Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe
SESS3202 - Baltic Politics and Society

Literature & Culture Modules - East European and Russian 


First Level Modules

SEEE1006 - Literature and Memory

SERS1010 - Russian Short Fiction from Romanticism to Postmodernism

SERS1011 - The Making of Modern Russian Culture

SERS1012 - Representations of Russia

SERS1013 - Russian Cinema: History, Ideology, Society

Intermediate Level Modules (ELCS)

SEEE2006 - How Words Work: Sounds and Sense, Linguistics and Verbal Art (ELCS)

SEEE2007 - How Words Work- Meaning and Modularity (ELCS)

SEEE2008 - Vampires, Society and Culture: Transylvania and Beyond (ELCS)

SEEE2009 - Narratives of Exile* (ELCS)

SEEE2010 - Tales of the Unexpected: the supernatural and fantastic in literature, 1800-1930 (ELCS)

SEEE2011 - Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows (ELCS)

SEEE2012 - Stories of Change, Formal Experiments and New Waves* (ELCS)

SEEE2013 - War, Trauma and Memory in East European Cinema (ELCS)

Intermediate Level Modules

SEEP7001 - Contemporary Polish Cinema

SEEF2003 - Finland: Environment, Society, Culture

SEEU1002/ SEEU1003 - Ukrainian Culture and Text

SEEE2009 - Narratives of Exile *

SERS2011 - Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky [R]

SERS2012 - Russian Cinema: Men and Women

SERS2014 - Chekhov: The Quest for Freedom [R]

SERS2020 - The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought

SERS2023 - Identities in Nineteenth- Century Russian Literature [R]

SERS2024 - The Petersburg 'Text' in Russian Literature and Culture: From Romanticism to Modernism [R]

Advanced Level Modules

SERS2020 - The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought
SERS4010 - Russian Literature in Revolution: Experiments in Form 1917-53* [R]

SERS4012 - Dostoevskii [R] *
SERS4014 - Pushkin [R]
SERS4016 - Russian Cinema: Innovation and Experiment [R]
SERS4017 - Contemporary Russian Cinema
SERS4026 - Russian Poetry in the Silver Age [R]
SERS4027 - Russian Literature from the Death of Stalin to the Present: Dissent & Discovery [R]


[R] - requires ability to read Russian

* Not running in 2014/15

Languages Modules for Language Degrees

Russian

SERS1001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) - Ab initio track
SERS1002 - Use of Russian (Year 1A)   - Ab initio track

SERS1003 - Comprehension of Russian - Post A-Level track

SERS1004 - Use of Russian (Year 1) - Post A-Level track
SERS2001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 2A) - Ab initio track
SERS2002 - Use of Russian (Year 2A) - Ab initio track
SERS2004 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 2) - Post A-Level track
SERS2005 - Use of Russian (Year 2) - Post A-Level track
SERS4003 - Essay in Russian (Year 4) [R]

Bulgarian

SEEB1001 - Bulgarian Language Level 1
SEEB2001/ SEEB2002 - Bulgarian Language Level 2a - Comprehension/Bulgarian Language Level 2b - Production
SEEB4001-SEEB4002Bulgarian Language Level 3A: Comprehension A - Bulgarian Language Level 3B: Production B

Czech

SEEC4011- Czech and Slovak Literature 3
SEEC1001 - Czech Language Level 1
SEEC2001/ SEEC2002 - Czech Language Level 2a - Comprehension/ Czech Language Level 2b - Production
SEEC4001/ SEEC4002 - Czech Language Level 3a- Comprehension/ Czech Language Level 3b - Production
SEEC1004 - Czech Literature 1

Finnish

SEEF1001 - Finnish Language Level 1
SEEF2001/ SEEF2002 - Finnish Language Level 2a - Comprehension/ Finnish Language Level 2b - Production
SEEF4001 - Finnish Language Level 3a - Comprehension
SEEF4002 - Finnish Language Level 3b - Production

Polish

SEEP1001 - Polish Language Level 1 
SEEP2001/ SEEP2002 - Polish Language Level 2a - Comprehension/ Polish Language Level 2b - Production
SEEP4001/SEEP4002  - Polish Language Level 3a - Comprehension/ Polish Language Level 3b - Production
SEEP1004 - Polish Literature 1
SEEP4011 - Polish Literature 3

Romanian

SEER1001 - Romanian Language Level 1
SEER200/ SEER20021 - Romanian Language Level 2a - Comprehension/ Romanian Language Level 2b - Production

Serbian/Croatian

SEEY2001/ SEEY2002 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 2a - Comprehensio/ Serbian and Croatian Language Level 2b - Productionn

Slovak

SEES4001/ SEES4002 - Slovak Language Level 3a - Comprehension/ Slovak Language Level 3b - Production
SEES2004 - Slovak Literature 3

Ukrainian

SEEU1001 - Ukrainian Language Level 1
SEEU2001/ SEEU2002 - Ukrainian Language Level 2a- Comprehension/ Ukrainian Language Level 2b - Production
SEEU4001/ SEEU4002 - Ukrainian Language Level 3a - Comprehension/ Ukrainian Language Level 3b - Production

Language Modules at SSEES

SSEES offers a range of 0.5 course unit modules which can be taken by students across UCL. These can also be taken to fulfil the UCL Modern Foreign Language requirement. The run for a whole academic year.

Beginners Courses

SEEB1009 Bulgarian A
SEEC1009
Czech A
SEEF1009
Finnish A
SEEH1009 Hungarian A
SEEP1009 Polish A
SEER1009
Romanian A
SERS1009
Russian A
SEEY1009
Serbian/Croatian A
SEEU1009
Ukrainian A


Intermediate Courses

SEEB2109 Bulgarian B*
SEEC2109
Czech A*
SEEF2109
Finnish A *
SEEH2109 Hungarian A 
SEEP2109 Polish A*
SEER2109 
Romanian A*
SERS2009
Russian A
SEEY2109
Serbian/Croatian A
SEEU2109
Ukrainian A*

Advanced Courses

SERS3109 Russian C

* Not expected to run in 2014/15

Syllabus Handbooks and Scheme of Awards

  • Economics (for students commencing in 2012/13 onwards)
  • Economics (for students who commenced in 2011 or earlier)
  • History (for students commencing in 2012/13 onwards)

  • History (for students who commenced in 2011 or earlier)

  • Languages & Culture
  • Politics (for students commencing in 2013/14 onwards)
  • Politics  (for students who commenced in 2012 or earlier)
  • Economics (provisional for 2014-15)

Handbooks & Guides

Forms

Important: If using electronic versions, ensure you fully complete page 1 of the coversheet and Section 1 of the second page.

Important: If using electronic versions, ensure you fully complete page 1 of the coversheet and Section 1 of the second page.

Prizes