POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 010 20th Century Russia
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

After centuries of expansion, the tsarist empire collapsed in political crisis and military defeat. Within months the Bolsheviks had come to power in Russia and established what they claimed to be the first socialist government in history. This course will explore the fate of that government and the people it ruled, the seventy-four years of "socialist" experimentation, industrial transformation of a backward peasant economy, the establishment of a new type of party-state dictatorship, and the attempts after 1985 to transform the Soviet system that led to the collapse of the state.

Various critiques and explanations of Soviet society, ranging from Western sovietological Marxist, will be introduced and examined through the semester. The goal of the course is to establish the basis for a broader and deeper understanding of Soviet history and to provide material for analysis of the USSR, Russia, and the successor states from a variety of viewpoints.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
16655
Open
9
41Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
19133
Closed
0
15Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
P
22452
Open
2
10Ugrd
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M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: 1
004 (REC)
P
22551
Open
3
7LSA Hnrs Jr>
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: LSA Honors JR & SR and department honors students by permission of department only
005 (REC)
P
22578
Closed
0
1Ugrd
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with History 302.002
006 (REC)
P
23627
Open
0
2LSA Hnrs
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with HIST 302.001
007 (REC)
P
23752
Closed
0
5Ugrd
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: 1
008 (REC)
P
28026
Open
27
69One POLSCI Crse
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
P
28213
Closed
0
4Ugrd
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (LEC)
 
25909
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
25910
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
012 (DIS)
P
25912
Open
5
2Ugrd
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
013 (DIS)
P
25913
Open
1
1Ugrd
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Meets with History 434
014 (REC)
P
28721
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with Environ 313
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