History of the Russian Revolutions: St. Petersburg in 1900 - 1917
In this course students become familiar with the one of the most important periods of Russian and world history. The 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution of 1917 showed how relevant this topic is and that it still has an impact on modern states. The best experts help you to understand a complicated phenomenon of the revolutionary process, they acquaint with the most important events of this period and deconstruct the myths about 1917 that are most often encountered. The course helps better understand modern Russia.
Place of study: ETU "LETI", Department of the History of Culture, State and Law
Duration: 2 weeks
1st intake: 20 January – 02 February, 2020
Summer School: 01 July – 14 July, 2019
Outcome: ETU "LETI" certificate, 4 ECTS
English language proficiency at a level not lower than Intermediate
- This seasonal school gives students the opportunity to talk with specialists in the history of the Revolution of 1917;
- In St. Petersburg there are a number of objects related to the history of the 1917 Revolution. Students will visit the most important of them;
- The course of the seasonal school allows to develop the skills of critical thinking, discussioning, to acquire skills in Russian language and professional historical terminology;
- As part of the seasonal school, students will receive recommendations for further study of the subject;
- Seasonal school teachers have a great lecture experience and speak English at a high level;
- Material equipment "LETI" allows to provide interactive education.
Module 1 - Russian Empire at the beginning of XX century
The task of this module is to acquaint with the peculiarities of the development of the Russian empire by the beginning of the XX century. Particular emphasis will be placed on the political structure of the state, its economic development, on the the society of this period, as well as the national question.
Module 2 - First Russian Revolution, 1905-1907
In this module students will learn the causes of the revolutionary crisis that developed by 1905. The question of what makes the events of 1905-1907 a revolution, its particular characteristics and the reasons for the end will be discussed. Also will be examined the question of the experience of the first legislative body in the Russian empire.
Module 3 - Russia in the First World War
This module is dedicated to Russia's participation in the first global conflict. The issues of the reasons for participation in the First World War, the situation at the front and in the rear are analyzed.
Module 4 - February Revolution of 1917
Within this module it is planned to analyze the reasons for the overthrow of the autocracy in February 1917, as well as the peculiarities of the political system established after the revolution. The main political crises of the period between February and October 1917 are analyzed.
Module 5 - October Revolution of 1917
In the last module students will learn about the causes of the new revolutionary crisis and the first events of the new government. They will understand the question of the events in the end of 1917 can be called a social revolution, and not the seizure of power by a small political group.
About the Department
The department of the History of Culture, State and Law has a long history. The teaching of history and other social sciences was introduced at the Electrotechnical Institute in 1921. In recent times, members of the department are lecturing courses in such disciplines as “History”, “Jurisprudence”, “Cultural Studies”, “Religious Studies”, “World Culture: History and Modernity”. The discipline for the choice of students "World culture of the XX century" has been developed and enjoys the continued interest. The department regularly holds intercollegiate scientific conferences in which scientists and university professors from different cities of Russia and the CIS countries take part.
Renat A. Yalyshev
Candidate of Historical Sciences
Vladimir V. Kalashnikov
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor
Konstantin A. Tarasov
Candidate of Historical Sciences
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