Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Russian and East European Studies (REES) (Division 468)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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REES 301. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s): Kennedy

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Independent study, under the guidance of a faculty member, of a specialized topic in Russian, Soviet, or East European studies.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

REES 395/Hist. 332/Poli. Sci. 395/Slavic 395/Soc. 392. Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephanie Platz

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

REES 395 is an interdisciplinary survey of the states and societies of the region of the former Soviet Union. The course explores the history of this area the formation and development of the Russian Empire before 1917, the Russian Revolution, the construction of the Soviet Union and its institutions, and the crisis of the Soviet system in addition to analyzing the dramatic political and social transformations after 1991. Emphasis is placed on the multinational and multicultural character of the states formed in this region. Lectures are given by specialists in political science, history, sociology, literature, film, music, economics, and anthropology, and introduce students to varied approaches in the study of the region. Readings include recent scholarship, documents, and literature; several films produced in the region will be shown. Requirements: midterm and final exams plus a book review. This course provides an excellent foundation for students considering careers in the new countries of the region and for concentrators in history, political science, Slavic, economics, anthropology, sociology, and Russian and East European Studies.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

REES 402. Honors Workshop, Junior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Honors student and junior standing, and permission of REES advisor. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Methods workshop highly recommended for juniors of the REES Honors program. It is not available for general enrollment. Must be admitted by REES Honors advisor. Students who do not take it and want to write an Honors thesis their senior year must have a thesis proposal approved by both an individual advisor and the REES honor advisor before the start of the fall term their senior year.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

REES 403. Honors Colloquium, Senior.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: REES 402 or a thesis prospectus accepted (prior to start of fall term of senior year) by REES Honors advisor and an individual thesis advisor. (1-6). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course is required of all senior Honors concentrators in REES and is open only to them. Must be admitted by REES Honors advisor.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

REES 507/Anthro 507. East European and Post-Soviet Ethnography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Katherine Verdery (verdery@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 507.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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