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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Fall 2009

HIS 343L • HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1917

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39950 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
UTC 3.110
NEUBERGER

Course Description

In this course we will examine fundamental issues regarding political, social, cultural life in the modern Russian Empire. o autocracy as a political system o national identity at the crossroads of Europe and Asia; o poverty & modern industry in a predominantly rural society o the balance between individual and collective rights and duties o political opposition and the revolutionary movement

Grading Policy

Assignments & Grading Map Exercise: 10% Participation: 10% Two In-Class Exams: 20% each = 40% One Final Exam: 40%

Texts

Nicholas Riasanovsky & Mark Steinberg, A History of Russia V. Kivelson and J. Neuberger, eds., Picturing Russia:Explorations in Visual Culture Anna Labzina, Days of a Russian Noblewoman B. Engel & C. Rosenthal, eds., Five Sisters: Women Against the Tsar Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution Additional required readings will be on-line on our Blackboard site on the "Course Documents" page

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