History 350 (001) The Soviet Union
In order to understand Russia today, we need to understand its history. This course covers the history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet successor states including Russia, from 1900 to today with a particular focus on social and cultural history. The course will be taught using both lecture and discussion. Special attention is placed on primary sources, including documents, diaries, literary accounts, short stories, and non-textual sources such as posters, music, and movies.