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Christopher D Jones
JSIS A 430
Seattle Campus

Security Affairs of Russia and Eurasia

Surveys history of Soviet military and Soviet empire from 1917 to 1985, breakup of the USSR during 1985 to 1991, and the emergence of new security issues among those Eurasian states that formally constituted the national components of the USSR and its communist military allies.

Class description

THE CREATION OF THE SOVIET UNION AFTER WORLD WAR I, CREATION OF THE SOVIET BLOC AFTER WORLD WAR II, CRISES OF THE SOVIET BLOC, 1950-1985; COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET BLOC 1985-1989; COLLAPSE OF THE USSR 1989-991

Student learning goals

STUDENTS WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING THE HISTORY OF THE CREATION AND COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET BLOC SOVIET MILITARY POLICY AND MILITARY INSTIUTUTIONS DURING THE COLD WAR SOVIET-AMERICAN MILITARY COMPETITION DURING THE COLD WAR HISTORIAGRAPHY OF THE END OF THE COLD WAR: REAGAN AND GORBACHEV HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION

General method of instruction

LECTURES AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS AND CLASS DISCUSSIONS

Recommended preparation

AN INTEREST IN COLD WAR HISTORY, 20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN HISTORY, SOVIET HISTORY

Class assignments and grading

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS; ABOUT 200 PAGES OF READING A WEEK GRADING 400 POINTS CONVERTED TO 4.00 SCALE FIRST BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS SECOND BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS

400 POINTS CONVERTED TO 4.00 SCALE FIRST BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS SECOND BOOK REVIEW 100 POINTS FINAL ESSAY 200 POINTS


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Last Update by Mark E Di Virgilio
Date: 11/09/2012