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Daniel Clarke Waugh
HSTEU 444
Seattle Campus

Imperial Russia: 1700-1900

Development of Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 444.

Class description

Exploration in some depth of major issues regarding Russian History from the late seventeeth to the early twentieth centuries. Improvement of critical thinking, research and writing skills.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, with occasional discussion. Interaction and feedback outside of formal classroom setting, in part via e-mail and/or electronic discussion list.

Recommended preparation

Skills appropriate to a demanding upper division course at a research university: ability to analyze often complex written material, to undertake guided research, and to write well-documented and persuasive expository prose. No background on Russia required; a lower division European history course may help. Ability to access Web materials on computer may be necessary.

Class assignments and grading

Reading, essay exams, research/term paper. Required books are Hosking (Russia), Freeze (Supplication), Riha (Readings, II), Kolchin (Unfree Labor), Tian-Shanskaia (Village Life).

Instructor's assessment of the quality and substance of the written work; some credit for active participation in class discussion.


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 Daniel Clarke Waugh
Date: 10/13/1998