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HIST 0248

The Soviet Experiment

The Soviet Experiment
In this course we will explore the Soviet attempt to forge a fundamentally new form of human life. Starting with the revolutionary movement of the early 20th century, we will examine the development and ultimate downfall of the USSR. What was Soviet communism (both in idea and in practice)? How did its implementation and development transform local identities (religious, ethnic/national, social)? How did internal and external factors (political, social, economic) transform Soviet policy and life? Was the collapse of the USSR inevitable? Special attention will be paid both to political leaders and ordinary people (believers, collaborators, victims, dissidents, outcasts). 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP EUR HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2004

Spring 2004

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