Course Name: Russian History 341: 1905-2019 Course Number: HST 341 Credits: 4 Instructor name: Dr. Paul Wanke Instructor email: [email protected] Course Description Survey of political, economic, and social developments from the origin of Russia to the post- Soviet period. Focuses on the period from 1917 to the present. Not offered every year. HST 340 and HST 341 need not be taken in sequence. This course may fulfill the following requirements: Liberal Arts Humanities Core Course Overview & Format Russian 341 covers Russian history from 1905 revolution to today. The focus of the class will be the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and its aftermath. Major events will include the 1917 Russian revolution, Lenin, Stalin, the Great Patriotic War, glasnost / perestroika and the rise of Putin. The course will cover not only politics, economics, war/conflict but will also emphasize the social aspects such as the gap between urban culture and the peasantry, the arts and sciences. This will be a lecture and discussion class. Class will explore a wide variety of topics through use of lecture, films, and music, contemporary and outside reading. A great deal of reading, writing and discussion will be expected of you! The lectures will not merely cover what was in the text. Rather an attempt will be made to focus in on certain topics, such as society, economics or the military. Material for the final will come from both the readings and the lectures. Communication Please post all course-related questions in the Q&A Discussion Forum so that the whole class may benefit from our conversation. Please contact me privately for matters of a personal nature. I will reply to course-related questions within 24 hours. I will strive to return your assignments and grades for course activities to you within five days of the due date. Course Credits This course combines approximately 120 hours of instruction, online activities, and assignments for 4 credits. Technical Assistance If you experience any errors or problems while in your online course, contact 24-7 Canvas Support through the Help link within Canvas. If you experience computer difficulties, need 1 This course is offered through Oregon State University Extended Campus. For more information visit: .
help downloading a browser or plug-in, or need assistance logging into a course, contact the IS Service Desk for assistance. You can call (541) 737-8787 or visit the IS Service Desk online. Learning Resources The following textbooks are required for HST 341: Nicholas V. Riasanovsky and Mark D. Steinberg, A History of Russia , 9 th ed Koestler, Arthur, Darkness At Noon Alexievich, Svetlana, Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets This atlas is optional : Martin Gilbert, Atlas of Russian History, 4 th ed Note to prospective students : Please check with the OSU Beaver Store for up-to-date information for the term you enroll ( OSU Beaver Store website or 800-595-0357). If you purchase course materials from other sources, be very careful to obtain the correct ISBN.
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