History | Russian Revolution and Soviet Regime
D310 | 2766 | Kuromiya


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section carries culture studies credit

This course examines the genesis, evolution and collapse of the
Soviet regime, and covers both the major events in Soviet history and
the experiences of individuals.  The basic text is Geoffrey Hosking,
The First Socialist Society, and the readings include John Scott,
Behind the Urals, a story by an American who lived in the Soviet
Union in the 1930s; Evgeniya Ginzburg, Within the Whirlwind, a memoir
by a Soviet woman about her life in Stalinís labor camp; and The
Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader, a collection of short
stories.  Requirements (still tentative) include a mid-term and a
final exam.