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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2009

RUS 356 • Terror in Russia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45988 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
SZB 370
Pesenson

Grading Policy

1. Regular attendance and participation in class (10%) 2. Midterm (6-8 pages) and Final Paper (8-10 pages) (40%) 3. Several Short (2 pages) Response Papers over the course of the semester (40%) 4. In-Class presentation on Contemporary Russia/Chechnya (10%) Grading: Your grade will be primarily determined based on the Midterm paper, Final paper, combined response papers, and presentation. However, regular attendance and participation in class will also constitute an important part of your grade. Five or more unexcused absences from class will result in lowering your final grade by at least half a letter grade.

Texts

1. Turgenev, Fathers and Sons 2. Dostoevsky, The Demons 3. Pipes, The Degaev Affair: Terror and Treason in Tsarist Russia 4. Bely, Petersburg 5. Babel, Red Cavalry 6. Chukovskaya, Sofia Petrovna 7. Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 8. Politkovskaya, Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy Course Packet: 1. Akhmatova, "Requiem" 2. Selections from Berlin, Russian Thinkers 3. Selections from Shalamov, Kolyma Tales 4. Selections from Grossman, Life and Fate 5. Selections from Figes, The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia

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