The Soviet Union, 1917 to the Present

History 171C

Spring 2013
150 GSPP
Day & Time: 
TuTh 930-11A

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. 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 Grove Press. ISBN: 978-0802150592 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, USA; 2 edition (May 12, 2010). ISBN: 978-0195340556 Required