2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 05, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 104 - Introduction to Russian History


This introductory lecture course provides an overview of the historical development of Russian civilization from Christianization in the tenth century to the fall of the Soviet Union at the end of the twentieth. Class discussions will aim toward grounding students in the history of Russia through the analysis of a variety of primary source materials ranging from icons to government decrees to personal diaries. Issues covered in the course will include the following: the importance of geography and the natural landscape, religious and ethnic diversity, the role of authoritarian government, resistance and revolution, the relationship between the individual and community, the impact of mass literacy, education and technology and the social effects of war and imperial conquest.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year