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

Spring 2008

REE 335 • Contemporary U.S. Russian Relations: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45580 TH
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
CBA 6.420

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student a framework for understanding contemporary U.S.-Russia relations; conversancy in the major issues in contemporary U.S.-Russia relations, greater knowledge of how the U.S. government formulates and executes Russia policy (and foreign policy, more generally), and) opportunities to hone policy-oriented communications skills (with special emphasis on writing), Each session will consist of a lecture by the Professor (usually via digital video conference, or DVC) and a substantive discussion (question/answer) period. As opportunities arise, distinguished guest lecturers, from both within and outside government, will be invited to speak on topics the course is covering.

Grading Policy

I. Attendance/Participation - 28%(+) II. Short Writing Assignments  24% III. Oral Mid-Term Examination  24% IV. Final Writing Project 24%


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