UCL Credits: 30
Total Learning Hours: 300
Course Unit: 1.0
Module Coordinator: Dr Pete Duncan
Taught By: Dr Pete Duncan
To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator
|Weekly Contact Hours: 2.0 (1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week)|
|Compulsory Module for: N/A|
3 Hour Examination (100%)
One voluntary essay, 1,500-2000 words. This will be given written and, if desired, oral feedback.
This course deals with Russian foreign policy from 1917 to the present day. The aim of the course is to offer the student a basic grounding in the aims and results of Russian foreign policy, in the context of changes within Russia and in international politics. Particular attention will be given to the role of Gorbachev’s ‘new thinking’, and to the foreign policy of the Russian Federation as it has developed under El’tsin, Putin, Medvedev and Putin again. The course also aims to develop the student’s skills in assimilating a substantial literature, to be demonstrated through essays and seminars. There are no prerequisites, but it is anticipated that students will have some background in twentieth-and twenty-first-century Russian or European government or history.
- Robert H Donaldson & Vijay Nadkarni, The Foreign Policy of Russia: Changing Systems, Enduring Interests. 6th edn, Routledge 2018 pbk.
- Andrei P.Tsygankov, Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity. 4th edn, Rowman & Littlefield 2016
|Full Year Affiliates||Register for SESS3102||As Above||15|
|Affiliates here for Term 1 only||Register for SESS3102A||Two Essays (100%)||7.5|
|Affiliates here for Terms 2 and 3 only||Register for SESS3102B||Two Essays (100%)||7.5|
Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.