RUSS218

The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath

15 points

Not offered 2021, offered in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

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Description

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?

Pre-requisites

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

Restrictions

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