History | Imperial Russia/Russian Revolution
H640 | 10613 | Eklof


ABOVE CLASS MEETS FEBRUARY 17-APRIL 28
A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

Description:
 
This course provides introductory readings on major developments and
events in the history of Imperial Russia, beginning with the Great
Reforms [1861].  This will be followed by common readings of recent
or seminal  monographs and articles on selected themese [I will draw
up these themes, but will also be open to modfifications suggested
by the class].   Students will individually asked to do extra
readings on two of these themes, and provide a report
contextualizing the work at hand.   Some themes and works i have in
mind are: Dilemmas of Russian statehood;  war and society in late
Imperial Russia; the critical intelligentsia; peasantry and peasant
life;  the "decline" of the nobility; political mobilization; civil
society; gender, masculinity and sexuality; the Stolypin Reforms and
the Duma Experiment; Russia and the Outbreak of World War I; 
Education and Society.  
 
Schedule and Requirements:
       
Weeks 1-6 Independent Guided Readings covering basic developments
and themes                  
Weeks 7-14  Selected Themes and Repor
A list of required purchase monographs will be provided, and the
selection of themes will be negotiated via Oncourse during the first
six weeks. 
 
Requirements:   Students can choose between writing 2 papers @10
pages, and expanding one of these papers into a 25 page final
bibliographic or critical essay; or writing 4-6 responses @1.5 pages
single space, and taking a final oral exam