REEES 395 - Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States
Section: 001 Survey of Russia
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES)
Department: LSA II: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other Course Info:
May not be counted in a Slavic Department academic minor. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to the historical and geographic area that comprised the Russian Empire, later the Soviet Union, and now the former Soviet Union. While this region has often been referred to in a shorthand way as “Russia,” the term “Eurasia” has become more widely used since the fall of the USSR. The central theme of this course is “Empire and Nations.” This suggests that many different peoples have lived in the region, and the course will look at the dynamic between imperial rule, tsarist and Soviet, and the rise of ethnic and national identities and consciousness. This is an area studies course, which is concerned with the history, economy, society, polity, and culture of this region in an integrated manner. The multidisciplinary nature of this course is indicated by the large number of departments with which it is cross-listed. The content of the course is varied: politics is explored along with culture; we read texts and look at films. Students need to keep an open mind and realize that an understanding of the region can be best gained from paying attention to different kinds of information and different intellectual approaches. We are interested not only in learning what happened but why it happened in the way it happened. Students should be able to analyze and compare major trends in academic thought about the region and be able to present their own views about these issues.

REEES 395 - Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
15893
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
15895
Closed
0
 
-
M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
15897
Open
2
 
-
M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15899
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
26111
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0300119615
Picturing Russia : explorations in visual culture, Author: edited by Valerie A. Kivelson and Joan Neuberger., Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0195340558
The Soviet experiment : Russia, the USSR, and the successor states, Author: Ronald Grigor Suny., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
Required
ISBN: 0156027518
Journey into the whirlwind., Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Books. 2002
Required
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