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Elena Campbell
HIST 290
Seattle Campus

Topics in History

Examines special topics in history.

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St. Petersburg/Leningrad: City as History

This course provides an overview of political, social, and cultural history of one of Europe’s most splendid cities, St. Petersburg. We will focus on the changing world of St. Petersburg from its founding in 1703 up until 1991, and also use it as a window to explore major themes in Imperial Russian and Soviet history. St. Petersburg’s history will serve as the terrain to think about how historians work. We will analyze texts about and images of St. Petersburg in order to understand how history is recorded and written.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Elena Campbell
Date: 11/05/2012