PSCI 294
Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics Spring 2016 Division II; Cross-listed as GBST214 / RUSS214 / PSCI294 / COMP220
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This course explores contemporary Russian society and politics through an analysis of 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 but in the real lives of Russians. 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. All course readings will be in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
The Class: Type: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 15
Class#: 4033
Requirements/Evaluation: short response essays; final exam; class participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: students majoring in Russian, Global Studies, Political Science, History
Distributions: Division II;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RUSS; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under GBST or PSCI

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