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Simon R. E. Werrett
HIST 494
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in Historiography

Advanced seminar examining central issues in historiography. Emphasizes reading, discussion, and writing.

Class description

SCIENCE IN RUSSIAN CULTURE

This seminar concentrates on slected episodes in the history of Russian science from the magic of Muscovite Russia to the Stalinist science of Lysenko in the 1930s. Topics may include: science in imperial Russian court culture; Russia's unique mathematical tradition; Darwinism in Russia; Marxism/Bolshevism and the sciences.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Russian language useful, but not essential. Recommend examination of Loren Graham (see below) work prior to beginning of class.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly seminar discussion of papers (all are in English) available in coursepack. Students will write short review essays of their reading, and complete a longer paper on a specific topic in the history of Russian science.


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 Moran Tompkins
Date: 04/17/2003