The Soviet Union, 1917 to the Present

History 171C

Spring 2016
Section: 
1
Instructor: 
Location: 
0003 LECONTE
Day & Time: 
TuTh 330-500
CCN: 
39576
Units: 
4

An introductory survey of Russian history from the revolutions of 1917 to the present. Marxism-Leninism, War Communism, and Real Socialism; the Great Transformation and the Great Terror; family and nationality; state and society; Russian versus Soviet; Gorbachev versus the past, Russia versus the world. A midterm and a final; no term paper.

Course Books

Darkness at Noon by Koestler, Arthur Scribner. ISBN: 978-1416540267 Required
Heart of a Dog by Bulgakov, Mikhail Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. ISBN: 978-0822205074 Required
In the Shadow of Revolution by Fitzpatrick, Sheila Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691019499 Required
The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States by Suny, Ronald Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195340556 Required