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HI 319 Russia in the 20th Century
Ganzen, Olga


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Course

HI 319 Russia in the 20th Century

Semester

UJL 2006 HO

Faculty

Ganzen, Olga

Title

International Education Assistant Professor, Director of International Education and Study Abroad

Degrees/Certificates

MLS, MPA

Office Location

Herr House Room#8

Office Hours

MTWRF 11:00am- 12:00pm or by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6868

Other Phone

816-584-6510

E-Mail

oganzen@park.edu

Semester Dates

July 10 -  August 4, 2006

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:15 AM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
1. A History of Twentieth Century Russia.    Robert Service.   Harvard University Press.  Cambridge, Massachusetts.  1998.   ISBN: 0674403479

2. A History of Modern Russia : From Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin (Paperback). Robert Service.  Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN: 067401801X

3. Russia in the 20TH Century (6TH Edition).  M. Dziewanowski.  Prentice Hall, 1998.  ISBN: 0130978523

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
My educational philosophy is one of interaction based on lectures, readings, written papers, student-led discussions, examinations, simulations, team projects, internet, and web sites.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the major steps in the development of 20th century Russia.
  2. Perceive the successiveness of the historical events in Russian history.
  3. Overcome stereotypical attitudes toward Russia and Russian people.
  4. Interpret Russian history from multiple viewpoints.
  5. Describe the ethic diversity of both the USSR and the Russian Federation, and explain the goals and values of the major ethnic groups.
  6. Formulate an informal personal perspective on the past and present relationship between  the USA and Russia
Core Assessment:

Grading:
Students accumulate points for attendance (15% of grade); participation in class (10% of grade); quizzes and short papers (50%); and term papers (25%). A=90%, B=80%, C=70%,
D=60%. Three (3) classes missed without proper explanation reduces the attendance grade by one letter grade; 5 by two letter grades; 7 by three letter grades. Authorized absences generally count at half that rate. Work submitted after the due date shall be reduced by one grade if submitted within two weeks; by two grades thereafter.

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH.  Theme paper requirements:
1) All papers should be typed and double-spaced
2) Writing should be grammatically correct, with attention to spelling, punctuation, and clarity
3) A complete bibliography and MLA notation is required
4) Each paper should begin with a short abstract, one to two paragraphs, stating the paper's main points
5) The main text should be a thoughtful discussion of the subject: one to two pages in length for the first theme paper, two to four pages for the midterm paper, and five to seven pages for the final paper.
6) A one-page summary should conclude each paper, wrapping up your findings.

A minimum of three outside published sources, not including the course texts, should be used.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
AN OUTLINE OF TOPICS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS:

All reading should be completed by the first class period of the week indicated.

I. INTRODUCTION. Tsarist Russia until the last year of the Tsarist Era  [January 12, 16]

II. Russia in the beginning of the 20th century [July 10]
    1. Service, Chapters 1-5, Pg   1-100
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

III. Russian Revolutions 1905 and 1917. The Fall of Romanov dynasty. Democratic opportunity unrealized. Russian Culture of that period. [July 11]

First paper is due July 17, 2006

IV. Final Discussion of Tsarist Russia. Bolshevik Consolidation of Power: Civil War, War Communism and New Economic Policy. [July 12, 13]
    1. Service, Chapters 6-7, Pg 101-149
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

V. Bolshevik Consolidation of Power: Civil War, War Communism and New Economic Policy. [July 18,19]
    1. Service, Chapters 8-9, Pg 150-189
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

VI. Socialism in One Country: Industrialization, Collectivization, Terror. The Development of an Authoritarian State. [July 20]
    1. Service, Chapter 10, Pg 190-209
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

VII. Socialism in One Country: Industrialization, Collectivization, Terror. The Development of an Authoritarian State. [July 24]
    1. Service, Chapters 11-12, Pg 210-253
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

VIII. The Great Patriotic War and the Second World War. [July 25]
    1. Service, Chapters 13-14, Pg 254-290
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

Midterm paper is due July 27, 2006
   
X. The Great Patriotic War and the Second World War. Soviet-American Relationship. [July 26]
    1. Service, Chapter 15, Pg 293-313
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA
     
XI. Post War Developments, Destalinization, Stabilization, Developed Socialism. [July 27]
    1. Service, Chapters 16-17, Pg 314-355
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

XII. Post War Developments, Destalinization, Stabilization, Developed Socialism. [July 31]  
    1. Service, Chapters 18-23, Pg 356-466
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA
     
XIII. From Anti-Corruption to Perestroika. American-Soviet Relationship. [August 1]    
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

XIV. Gorbachev, Perestroika and New Thinking. [August 1]    
    1. Service, Chapters 24-25, Pg 467-508
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

XV. Soviet Union – Prison of Nations  [August 2]    

XVI. Post-Soviet Russia [August 3]
    1. Service, Chapter 26-Afterward, Pg 509-553
    2. Service, TBA
    3. Dziewanowski, TBA

                       
Final Paper is due August 3, 2006  

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  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".
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