HIST 241
The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union Spring 2010
Division II
This is not the current course catalog

Class Details

The October Revolution of 1917 brought to power in the debris of the Russian Empire a political party committed to the socialist transformation of society, culture, the economy, and individual human consciousness. Less than seventy-five years later, the experiment appeared to end in failure, with the stunning collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, this course will explore the nature and historical significance of the Soviet experiment, the controversies to which it has given rise, and the forces, processes, and personalities that shaped the formation, transformation, and ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 25
Class#: 3109
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a map quiz, several short papers based on class readings, and a final self-scheduled exam
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: HIST Group C Electives - Europe and Russia
INST Russian + Eurasian Studies Electives

Class Grid

Course Catalog Archive Search

TERM/YEAR
TEACHING MODE
SUBJECT
DIVISION



DISTRIBUTION



ENROLLMENT LIMIT
COURSE TYPE
Start Time
End Time
Day(s)