Advanced Russian Source Reading in Historiography
The goal of the course is to develop the students' ability to read Russian-language secondary sources. It will introduce the students to the key Russian historiographical concepts, debates, writing styles and the language usage in historical sources. The classes will be organized around reading and discussing specific texts. The exact choice of texts depends on the composition of the class and will be tailored to the needs, interests and language level of the participants.
The course should develop the students' understanding of Russian historiography, help them put secondary sources into a broader historiographical context and improve their comprehension of Russian-language scholarly texts.
Assessment will depend on the language proficiency of the course participants.