HI 319 Russia in the 20th Century
S2T 2006 DL
Cummings, Jodie H.
MS- University of Southern MississippiBA- Mississippi College
Mon. 11-12(noon), Thurs. 5-6 PM CST
March 13, 2006-May 7, 2006
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
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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