HISTORY 418: IMPERIAL RUSSIA, 1801-1914
1111 Humanities, TR 9:30-10:45
Prof. D. McDonald, 3211K Humanities, 263-1807.
Wed. 1-2:30; Fri.
A History of Russia
, (hardcover or paper, various editions).
T. Riha, T.(ed.),
Readings in Russian Civilization
, vol. II, (pb).
B. Clements, B. Engel, and C. Worobec,
Imperial Russia: A Source Book
COURSE INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS:
History 418 is a lecture course for three, four, or honors credit.
It addresses the main
themes of Russia's social, intellectual, political, and diplomatic history from the accession of
Alexander I in 1801 to the twilight of the imperial order at the beginning of the Great War.
Instruction will consist of two components, lectures and section meetings.
Lectures will be
based on the assigned textbook readings.
I assume that students will have read the appropriate
coming to lecture.
The second part of the course is the weekly section meeting.
Attendance at section meetings is
To encourage attendance, preparation, and
participation, work in the section meetings will make up 20% of the final grade.
meetings, students will discuss assigned texts which treat in greater detail problems or events
raised in lecture.
Needless to say, students will be expected to have read these texts before going
The nature of the written work for this course varies, depending on the number of credits
for which the class is being taken.
will write a brief (5-7pp.)
on a topic
chosen from an assigned list.