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James E. Augerot
Seattle Campus

Bibliography and Research Methods

Introduction to bibliographic and other scholarly resources in field; development of research techniques. Some use of relevant language required. Required of all first-year MAIS students. Offered: A.

Class description

The aim of this course is to provide incoming REECAS MA students with a basic intellectual foundation for graduate-level study of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia. This goal will be pursued through a historical exploration of some of the key issues underlying social and political change throughout the region: the collapse of empires and rise of nations, the impact of Stalinism, the dynamics of ethnic conflict and cooperation, and the challenges of postcommunist democratization and marketization. While I will attend all sessions and coordinate the course overall, several of our main themes will be covered by other specialists from the REECAS faculty: Michael Biggins, Head, Slavic and East European Section, UW Libraries; Steve Pfaff, Associate Professor, Sociology; James Felak, Professor, History, and TBD. Thus, you will get some sense for the diversity of views, disciplines, and approaches within our program.

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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 James E. Augerot
Date: 07/18/2011