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HIST0248

History of the Soviet Union

History of the Soviet Union
In this course we will explore the tumultuous history of Russia's revolutions and the attempts to create a socialist utopia on earth. The course will be organized around three revolutionary moments: the political revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Stalin’s socioeconomic “revolution from above” in the 1930s, and Mikhail Gorbachev’s “accidental revolution” that led to the demise of the USSR in the 1980s. Through secret party documents, novels, diaries, films, and images, students will get a vivid look at everyday life, party dynamics, the shifting status of women, and the centrality of violence in Soviet society.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

HIST0248A-F13 Lecture (Peri)
HIST0248Y-F13 Discussion (Peri)
HIST0248Z-F13 Discussion (Peri)

Fall 2012

HIST0248A-F12 Lecture (Peri)
HIST0248Y-F12 Discussion (Peri)
HIST0248Z-F12 Discussion (Peri)

Spring 2012

HIST0248A-S12 Lecture (Peri)
HIST0248Y-S12 Discussion (Peri)
HIST0248Z-S12 Discussion (Peri)

Spring 2011

HIST0248A-S11 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S11 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S11 Discussion (West)

Spring 2010

HIST0248A-S10 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S10 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S10 Discussion (West)

Spring 2009

HIST0248A-S09 Lecture (Sanchez-Sibony)
HIST0248Y-S09 Discussion (Sanchez-Sibony)
HIST0248Z-S09 Discussion (Sanchez-Sibony)

Spring 2008

HIST0248A-S08 Lecture (West)
HIST0248B-S08 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S08 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S08 Discussion (West)

Spring 2007

HIST0248A-S07 Lecture (West)
HIST0248B-S07 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S07 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S07 Discussion (West)

Spring 2006

HIST0248A-S06 Lecture (West)
HIST0248B-S06 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S06 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S06 Discussion (West)

Spring 2005

HIST0248A-S05 Lecture (West)
HIST0248B-S05 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S05 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S05 Discussion (West)

Spring 2004

HIST0248A-S04 Lecture (West)
HIST0248B-S04 Lecture (West)
HIST0248Y-S04 Discussion (West)
HIST0248Z-S04 Discussion (West)