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HIST645 - Russia and the Soviet Union

Course Details

Course Code: HIST645 Course ID: 4179 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914
Publication Info:M.E. Sharpe
Author:Alexander Polunov
Unit Cost:$54.35
Book Title:Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
Publication Info:Picador
Author:Catherine Merridale
Unit Cost:$23.40
Book Title:Culture and Customs of Russia
Publication Info:Greenwood Press
Author:Sydney Schultze
Unit Cost:$23.40
Book Title:Toward an Understanding of Russia
Publication Info:Council on Foreign Relations Press
Author:Janusz Bugajski and Marek Michalewski
Unit Cost:$31.00
Book Title:A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to its Legacy, 3rd ed.
Publication Info:Cambridge University Press
Author:Peter Kenez
Unit Cost:$41.39
Book Title:Course materials will change for May & beyond. Please email for an updated booklist.
Publication Info:Open Web Sources

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.