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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Vladimir Raskin
SIS 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Content varies from quarter to quarter.

Class description

This course will explore the history, establishment and development of the human rights movement and civil society in Russia and other countries of the former USSR and Eastern Europe. Having started as an underground movement in the USSR, the human rights community in Russia and Eastern Europe has kept pace with democratic changes there and has become an integral part of emerging civil society. We will focus on the social and political process and its impact on human rights and civil society in Russia, as well as activities of various human rights groups in this country.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminars including lectures, disussion sessions and guest speakers.

Recommended preparation

Class attendance, studying the required reading materials and independent research.

Class assignments and grading

Research paper, presentations in class.

Attendance, participation, and the presentation of the assigned paper in class.


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 M Jane Meyerding
Date: 05/04/2000