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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Russian and East European Studies (REES)


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Russian and East European Studies (REES)
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for REES

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Russian and East European Studies (REES).


REES 301. Directed Reading.

Instructor(s):

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

REES 396 / SLAVIC 396 / HISTORY 333 / POLSCI 396 / SOC 393. Survey of East Central Europe.

Section 001 The Political Economy of Transformation in East Central Europe. Meets with REES 397.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in REES 397. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/rees/396/001.nsf

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 397.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

REES 397 / ANTHRCUL 317. The Political Economy of Transformation in East Central Europe.

Section 001 Meets with REES 396.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in REES 396. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/winter/rees/396/001.nsf

This course offers an overview of East Central Europe emphasizing changes in that region since 1989 in the context of the previous Communist System. Using an anthropological perspective, it gives attention to the region's pre-Communist history and how socialism worked, and moves to the "revolutions" of 1989 and contemporary economic, social, political, and cultural processes. These include the building of a civil society, making private property, decollectivization, agricultural land, markets and consumption, changing gender relations, and problems of nationalism. The course is run as a combination of lecture and class discussion, with section meetings. Course requirements include an in-class midterm and final examination, a short paper, and class participation. Books to be purchased include Slavenka Drakulich, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed; Walter Adams and James Brock, Adam Smith Goes to Moscow; Stephen White, Communism and it's Collapse. There will be a sizable course pack.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

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.

hopwood-eligible course

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

REES 405. Topics in Russian and East European Studies.

Section 001 Gender and Health Under Post-Socialism. (3 credits). Meets with Women's Studies 483.001.

Instructor(s): Michele R Rivkin-Fish

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Gender and health issues stand at the nexus of political-economic, social, and cultural changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This course examines the intersection of health and gender in post-socialist reform. The goals are: (1) to illuminate and understand the ways health and disease are related to broader processes of political and cultural change; and (2) to understand how the transition from state socialism to market-based democracies raises challenges for social welfare, equality, and public health.

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

REES 405. Topics in Russian and East European Studies.

Section 002 Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts. (1 credit). Meets with MENAS 334.001 and ASIAN 492.002. Meets 4-6 Jan 23, 4-5:30 Feb 20, Mar 20. Attendance at 3 connected events also required. (Drop/Add deadline=January 27.

Instructor(s): Michael Kennedy

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/iisite/events/religion_security_violence.html

See Middle Eastern and North African Studies 334.001.

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

REES 410. Polish Culture.

Section 001 The Psychology of Ethnic Conflict: Poles, Jews, Ukrainians. Meets with Judaic Studies 495.888 and Psychology 401.009. Meets March 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, and 25. (Drop/Add deadline=March 12).

Instructor(s): John J Hartman

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($10) required. May be repeated for a total of two credits.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees/regionalstudies/polish/hartmanminicourse.html

The purpose of the course is to explore the nature and causes of ethnic conflict among Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews in the 20th century from the viewpoint of the psychology of large groups. Nationalism in the context of massive psychic trauma will be discussed in terms of collective memory, identity diffusion, and failure to mourn.

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

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