Russia and the Soviet Union: From the 1917 Revolution to Putin
The peasant emancipation from serfdom in 1861 left the overwhelming majority of Russians destitute and disenfranchised. How did the subsequent revolutionary movement that promised social and economic equality transform into such a brutally oppressive system under Stalin? How did the Soviet Union become a world superpower and what were the reasons for its downfall? Through the use of primary documents, this course will attempt to answer these questions and emphasize social history: the ideals, aspirations, and actions of ordinary Soviet citizens.
8:00 - 9:15 am
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International, Distribution Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences