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