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RUSSIAN CULTURE
CULTURA RUSSA

The milestones of Russian culture
Gli snodi fondamentali della cultura russa

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuseppe Ghini Please contact the professor by email
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language Russian
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to present the milestones of Russian culture, which embody longue-durée values, the so-called konstanty russkoj kul'tury.

At the same time, the course aims to enable the students to effectively communicate what they have learnt and to argue for their own view.

Program

1. Culture. Russian culture: periodization.

2. The Slavs before Baptism. The Zadruga.

3. Christianization and its cultural consequences.

4. The long Russian Middle Age. The rise of Moscow. Moscow the Third Rome.

5. Power and Russian culture in XVI-XVII centuries.

6. Characters of XVII century: samozvanstvo. Avvakum and the schism.

7. The renovatio Petri. Russian neoclassicism and baroque.

8. Russia after Peter the Great. Catherine II and her influence on Russian culture. The rise of Russian intelligencija.

9. Čaadaev. The Occidentalists. The Slavophiles. Ideological radicalization during 19th c. 

10. Culture and art in 19th c. The Russian writer and his status. The great Russian literature.

11. Life at the eve of Russian Revolution. The Revolution as a cultural event.

12. The culture of the "new Soviet man". "Differently-thinking-people". A day in the life of a Soviet boy. 

13. The raspad. The savage Nineties.

14. The new Russian conscience of the 2000's.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

Knowledge of a culture approach

Awareness of the relationship between truth and prejudice

Applying knowledge and understanding

Ability to recongnize one's own cultural prejudices

Awereness of the dialectic between universal and particular values

Making judgements

Ability to create and independent view of the cultural processes in Russia

Learning skills

Independent interpretation of the cultural events in Russia

Communication skills

Ability to convey clearly and coherently the contents of the lessons to specialists and non-specialists interlocutors

Ability to convey with accuracy and effectiveness the contents of the lessons to specialists and non-specialists interlocutors

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons with audiovisual support

Course books

P. Bushkovitch, Breve storia della Russia. Dalle origini a Putin, Torino, Einaudi, 2013. 

Extra materials will be given out in class.

Assessment

The exam consists of a brief essay (about 1200 words) in which the students have to apply what they have learnt to a partially new topic. The exam lasts 2 hours.

In addition to the content, the evaluation will also specifically consider the students' ability of clearly, coherently, and effectively communicating and arguing for his own views.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Independent study

Course books

F. Conte, Gli Slavi. La civiltà dell'Europa centrale ed orientale, Torino, Einaudi, tutto tranne i segg. capitoli: Libro A, V; Libro E, I, II, III; Libro F, II, IV.1 e 2; Libro G, II.4. P. Bushkovitch, Breve storia della Russia. Dalle origini a Putin, Torino, Einaudi, 2013. V. Zaslavsky, Storia del sistema sovietico. L'ascesa, la stabilità, il crollo, Roma, NIS, 1995. F. Benaroya, L'economia della Russia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007.

Assessment

The exam consists of a brief essay (about 1200 words) in which the students have to apply what he learned to a partially new topic. The exam lasts 2 hours.

As an evaluation criteria, apart from the content, will be considered the student's ability of clearly, coherently and effectively communicating and arguing for his own views.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Notes

During the course specific activities will be devoted to enabling the students to write the final essay.

Beginning from academic year 2014-15 the course lasts one academic year.

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