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HI 319 Russia in the 20th Century
Cummings, Jodie H.


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Course

HI 319 Russia in the 20th Century

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Cummings, Jodie H.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS- University of Southern Mississippi
BA- Mississippi College

Office Location

online

Office Hours

Mon. 11-12(noon), Thurs. 5-6 PM CST

E-Mail

Jodie.Cummings@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

March 13, 2006-May 7, 2006

Class Days

online

Class Time

online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
MacKenzie, David and Michael W. Curran. Russia and the USSR in the Twentieth Century. 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co. 2001. ISBN 0-534-57195-6

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Course Description:
Begins with the failure of the democratic revolution of 1905, emphasizing the Revolution of 1917 and Russia under Lenin.  The rise of Stalin, collectivization of agriculture and industrialization, World War II and the Cold War.  New democratic stirrings and the collapse of the Soviet system.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interaction, based on lectures, readings, discussions and other classroom activites.  The instructor seeks to engage students in their learning and encourage the exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the major steps in the development of 19th and 20th century Russia;
  2. Measure the successiveness of the historical events in Russian history;
  3. Revise stereotypical attitudes toward Russia and Russian people;
  4. Assess Russian history from multiple viewpoints;
  5. Examine the ethic diversity of both the USSR and the Russian Federation;
  6. Explain the goals and values of the major ethnic groups;
  7. Formulate an informal personal perspective on the past and present relationship between the United States and Russia; and
  8. Analyze the significance of the Cold War and identify historical revisionism.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Online discussion, homework assignments, a midterm examination, a term paper,

Grading:
- On-line discussion (20% of your grade - for a total of 200 points)
-Four Homework assignments (10% of your grade for a total of 100 points)
- A Midterm Examination (25% of your grade for a total of 250 points)
-A Term Paper (20% of your grade for a total of 200 points)
- The proctored Final Examination (25% of your grade for a total of 250 points).

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Grades will be reduced by one letter grade for each 24 hour late submission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be courteous to other students and the instructor at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
All assignments are due no later that 11:55 on Sunday nights!
Week 1- Background and early history/ due March 19
Week 2- From 1904 –1914/ due March 26
Week 3- The Revolutions of 1917/ due April 2
Week 4- From the 1920's to the 1930's/ due April 9
Week 5- Leading up to World War II, The Great Patriotic War, The Cold War under Stalin/ due April 16
Week 6- The Khrushchev - Brezhnev years and rest of the Old Guard/ due April 23
Week 7- Glasnost and Perestroika and the Big Thaw/ due April 30
Week 8- Post Soviet era/ due May 7

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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