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Russian Politics

Hovedinnhold

Studiepoeng, omfang

10 credits

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Bachelor

Undervisningssemester

Spring

Mål og innhald

This course offers a multidisciplinary overview of contemporary Russian politics, with a particular focus on historical legacies, political economy, and identity politics. In the process, students will learn about theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that scholars have used to explain political outcomes in both Russia and the rest of the world. Equally important, students will also learn about the shortcomings of these approaches and their consequences.

Læringsutbyte

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate understanding of trends and events in Russian history
  • Show general knowledge of Russia´s political structure and key forces in contemporary Russian politics
  • Show evidence of deep comprehension of the important social-scientific concepts, approaches and theories used to understand Russian politics. These concepts, approaches and theories include, but are not limited to, historical political economy, constructivist theories of identity politics and the transition paradigm.

Skills

  • Demonstrate an ability to use social-scientific concepts, approaches and theories to investigate political phenomena; show awareness of limits and shortcomings of these concepts, approaches and theories.
  • Use scientific approaches to evaluate causal claims about political phenomena

General competence

  • Critically and scientifically evaluate the implications of theory, establish scope conditions and express uncertainty about claims regarding political phenomena; both abstractly and with regard to the Russian case
  • Use the Russian case to engage with broader debates in political science, e.g. those regarding the long-term implications of historical events and the relationship between identity and political behavior

Krav til forkunnskapar

None

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

SAMPOL105SAMPOL106SAMPOL107SAMPOL115 and MET102

Studiepoengsreduksjon

None

Krav til studierett

Open to all students at the University of Bergen

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Form: Lectures

Hours per week: 2

Number of weeks: 10-12

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

2 obligatory multiple choice tests

The compulsory requirements must be approved before the student can take the exam. Approved compulsory requirements have no time limit.

Vurderingsformer

Take home exam, 10 hrs

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester

Litteraturliste

The reading list will be ready before 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Emneevaluering

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education

Programansvarleg

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses. 

Administrativt ansvarleg

The Department of Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the programme.

Kontakt

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB. 

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Heimeeksamen

    Oppgave utleveres
    22.05.2023, 09:00
    Innleveringsfrist
    22.05.2023, 19:00
    Trekkfrist
    08.05.2023
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