Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3285: Russia in Global Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to the history of Russia
  • Different theoretical approaches to studying Russian foreign policy
  • Russian domestic politics and its global impact
  • Drivers of Russian foreign policy
  • Key actors in Russian foreign policy
  • Russia and the West
  • Sino-Russian relations, and Russia’s role in Asia
  • Russia’s resurgent role in the Middle East
  • Russia in Africa and Latin America
  • Russian views of world order

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities4422 x 2-hour seminars
Guided Independent Study100Private study – reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study156Preparation for essay and report-writing including researching and collating relevant sources; planning the structure and argument; writing assessments.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Articles in Russia in Global Affairs, online at: http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/; Carnegie Moscow Center at Carnegie.ru