COMP 220
Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics
Last Offered Spring 2016
Division I
Cross-listed PSCI 294 / COMP 220 / GBST 214 / RUSS 214
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course explores select aspects of contemporary Russian society and politics through literary works and films of post Soviet Russia. We will study the social and political settings of particular plots and opportunities not only in fiction and film but as they emerge in the lived reality of Russians since 1991. In addition to novels and short stories by some of the best contemporary Russian authors, we will read scholarly materials explaining the social and political trends characteristic of Russia’s post-socialist transformation under Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin’s leadership. Analysis of the political and social processes will be framed in a comparative approach, drawing on parallels and differences with countries of Eastern Europe. All course readings will be in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 15
Class#: 4023
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short response essays; final exam; class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students majoring in Russian, Global Studies, Political Science, History
Distributions: Division I
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RUSS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under GBST or PSCI
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSCI 294 Division I COMP 220 Division I GBST 214 Division I RUSS 214 Division I

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