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

Fall 2009

REE 301 • Introduction to Russian, E. European, and Eurasian Studies

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45585 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 1
Livers

Course Description

Introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through each of the major disciplines represented in the program: language, literature, anthropology, geography, history, government, sociology, and economics. Core course required for a degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Meets with SLA 301 and GRG 309. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any Bachelor's degree. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Grading Policy

Map quiz: 5% Participation: 5% Essays (5-7 pages each) on books listed above: 20% each (60%) (assignments will be distributed in class) Final exam: 30%

Texts

1. Slavenka Drakulic, 1992, How We Survived Communism and even Laughed, Harper-Collins. 2. Bella Bychkova Jordan and Terry G .Jordan-Bychkov, 2001. Siberian Village: Land and Life in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 3. Heda Kovaly, 1997. Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968. New York: Holmes and Meier.

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