Middlebury

RUSS 0122

The Russian Mind (in English)

The Russian Mind (in English)
In this course we will study the dominant themes of Russia's past and their role in shaping the present-day Russian mind. Topics will include: Slavic mythology; Russian Orthodoxy; Russian icons; the concept of autocracy; the legacy of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; the Golden Age of Russian Literature (Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky); Russian composers, including the "Mighty Five"; Russian theater and ballet; the origins of Russian radicalism; the Russian Revolution; the legacy of Lenin and Stalin; and Russia from Khrushchev to Putin. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Russian
Department:
Russian
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS LIT NOA
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

RUSS0122A-S13 Lecture (Smorodinska)