EURA214-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

The Soviet Experiment and its Aftermath

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Either 15 points in EURA with a B grade or better;  or 30 points in EURA; or a B average in 60 points with the approval of the Programme Coordinator.


Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Putaiao Koiora 275 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 121 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 235 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Evgeny Pavlov


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 (2,500 words) 30%
Essay 2 (2,500 words) 30%
Final exam - 2 hours 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All EURA214 Occurrences

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