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Winter Term 2015 TOP: MODRN RUSS THOUGHT 1790- - 1965 - HIST 323
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Prerequisites/Notes: Sophomore standing and one course in Russian language, literature, or history

Catalog Description : An interdisciplinary course examining the relationship between politics and culture in Russia since the 18th century through the close analysis of a specific historical theme. Emphasis is placed on reading and discussing literary texts, historical primary sources, and, where applicable, watching films. Possible themes include: Power and Culture in the Russian Revolution, 1900-1936; The Soviet 1960s; and The Agony of Populism: Terrorism and Literature in Russia's Nineteenth Century. Not open to students who have previously received, or need to receive credit for HIST 423. (G&C)

Topic for Winter 2015: Modern Russian Thought, 1790-Present
The course examines the major intellectual trends, concerns, and debates that have animated Russian public life from 1790 to the present. We will read a variety of works, become acquainted with their authors, and learn about the historical periods when the authors lived and the pieces were written. The primary focus will be on Russian politics, economy, and society. The main aim will be to shed light on the most pressing questions of Russia’s past and present including themes such as “backwardness,” the drive to modernize, the power of the individual vs. the state and collective, democracy vs. authoritarianism (or even a third way), the role of religion and the “nationalities question” in a multi-cultural state, Russia’s relationship with the West, and the country’s place in the world.



Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Winter Term 2015

Instructors

Benjamin E. Raiklin

Course

HIST 323

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: MODRN RUSS THOUGHT 1790-

Final Exam

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 08:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

CRN

1965

Status

Active

Class Time

11:10-12:20 MWF MAIN 306

Start-End Date

Jan 05, 2015-Mar 18, 2015

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

Cross Listed as

RUSS 323

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