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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Adam Kozuchowski
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Topics vary.

Class description

We will discuss intelligentsia as a social group: its historical origins, social composition, styles of life, ideological involvements and relations with other social groups. We will focus on the 19th - 20th century Russia and Poland, but will also seek for analogies/ comparisons in Western Europe.

Student learning goals

Improved knowledge of the East-Central European social and political history, history of ideas and of every day life.

Ability to compare issues from various historical, political and geographical contexts.

Ability to analyze various historical sources, such as fiction, memoirs, journalism, essays, etc.

General method of instruction

Lecture combined with text analysis and discussion

Recommended preparation

No knowledge of foreign languages required.

Class assignments and grading

Readings for each class, mid-term exam the final paper.

participation in class discussions mid-term exam final paper

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 Adam Kozuchowski
Date: 10/21/2011