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HIST645 - Russia and the Soviet Union

 

This course investigates the political, economic, diplomatic, and cultural history of Russia and the Soviet Union, including the decline of Imperial Russia, the Revolution of 1917, and the collapse of the Soviet Union up to the present. Special attention is given to the characteristics of Imperial Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, the causes and course of the Russian Revolution, the Soviet system under Stalin; the Great Patriotic War, the post-Stalinist liberalization, the Cold War, the collapse of the USSR, the emergence of the post-Soviet republics, and developments in contemporary Russia.

 

Prerequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914
ISBN: 9780765606723
Publication Info: M.E. Sharpe
Author: Alexander Polunov
Unit Cost: $54.35
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
ISBN: 9780312426521
Publication Info: Picador
Author: Catherine Merridale
Unit Cost: $23.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Culture and Customs of Russia
ISBN: 9780313360985
Publication Info: Greenwood Press
Author: Sydney Schultze
Unit Cost: $23.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Toward an Understanding of Russia
ISBN: 9780876093108
Publication Info: Council on Foreign Relations Press
Author: Janusz Bugajski and Marek Michalewski
Unit Cost: $31.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to its Legacy, 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9781316506233
Publication Info: Cambridge University Press
Author: Peter Kenez
Unit Cost: $41.39
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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