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HIST 3279 Study and Writing of History: Russian Revolutions (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The cataclysmic transformations occurring in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union from the late 1860s through the 1930s encompassed revolutionary ideas about transforming human beings and society in the realms of art, urban space, gender relations, and the sciences. Approaches to the study of revolutions will be combined with a focus on the personal voices of those who participated in and witnessed them. Students will produce a 25-page paper using primary and secondary sources on topics such as late Imperial Russian workers’ autobiographies, new attitudes on gender and sexuality, Soviet science fiction utopias, and avant-garde visual arts, including cinema.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Nicole Eaton

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II; History Major Standing; Not open to graduate students

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Last Updated: 18-Apr-17