History | Russian Revolution and the Soviet Regime
D310 | 11732 | Kuromiya
A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to undergraduates and Education MAís only
Above class carries Culture Studies credit
Above class meets with REEI-R500
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
Orlando Figes, "A Peopleís Tragedy"; 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.
The course grade will be determined by a mid-term blue-book exam, a
final take-home essay, several quizzes and attendance.