HISTORY 434 - Russia/USSR in the 20th and 21st Centuries: War, Revolution, and Reform
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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 to 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.

Intended Audience:

upper level undergraduates

Class Format:

Take-home mid-term exam/paper, final take-home exam/paper, participation in class discussions. Remote.

Schedule

HISTORY 434 - Russia/USSR in the 20th and 21st Centuries: War, Revolution, and Reform
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
33781
Open
38
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Remote with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
002 (DIS)
 Online
33788
Open
7
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 Online
33789
Open
6
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
34363
Open
2
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 Online
39970
Open
8
 
-
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 Online
39971
Open
6
 
-
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
39987
Open
9
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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