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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3030 Dostoevsky: The Struggle for Man's Soul

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

Pre-requisites

Detailed knowledge of the set texts. Knowledge of Russian not required.

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module is open to students in Levels 2 and 3; and there are no prerequisites. The objective of this module is to read and to study the fascinating and at times disturbing oeuvre of one of Russia's greatest writers and to examine his relevance to our time.Syllabus: After a general introduction, the ideas arising from The House of the Dead, Notes from Underground and Crime and Punishment will be discussed in turn.Teaching will take the form of lectures and seminars.Assessment comprises two essays of approximately 1,500 words each.For more information, please contact the Departmental Secretary Mrs A. Guliyeva (A.Guliyeva@leeds.ac.uk).

Objectives

To read and to study the fascinating, and at times, disturbing oeuvre of one of Russia's greatest writers and to examine his relevance for our time.

Syllabus

After a general introduction, the ideas arising from A Weak Heart, The House of the Dead, Notes from Underground and Crime and Punishment will be discussed in turn.

Teaching methods

Seminars

Methods of assessment

Two assessed essays of approximately 1500 words each.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/03/2007

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