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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Russian and East European Studies (REES)

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

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

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Russian and East European Studies (REES).


REES 301. Directed Reading.

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/Hist. 333/Poli. Sci. 396/Slavic 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Herbert J Eagle (hjeagle@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: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/winter/rees/396/001.nsf

In recent years East Central Europe has often been in the news, bringing us both encouraging stories about the end of Communism and appalling accounts of the war in the former Yugoslavia. This course will help make sense of the triumph and tragedy of Eastern Europe. We will explore the region's rich and complex ethnic, political, and cultural history: the migrations into the region of diverse peoples; the role of Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Islam; the growth of powerful empires; the emergence of nationalism in the 19th century; the establishment of nation-states after World War I, and the region's tragic experiences with Fascism and Communism. Special emphasis will be placed on the dramatic events since 1989, as new political, economic, social, and cultural norms are being constructed after 40 years of communism. To place recent developments in perspective, we will also explore, critically, ethnic tensions, social and economic development, gender issues, and the rich literary and artistic traditions that have characterized the region. The course is structured around lectures by UM and visiting specialists and provides a broad multidisciplinary overview of the region. Requirements: midterm, final, and one paper.

Required Texts:

  • E. Garrison Walters, The Other Europe: Eastern Europe to 1945 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1988).
  • Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk (London: Penguin, 1974).
  • Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (New York: Harper, 1979).
  • Sabrina Ramet, Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture and Society since 1939 (Indiana University Press, 1998).

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    REES 402. Honors Workshop, Junior.

    Section 001.

    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.

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    REES 403. Honors Colloquium, Senior.

    Section 001.

    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.

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