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Susan N. Smith
SISRE 444
Seattle Campus

Imperial Russia: 1700-1900

Development of Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 444.

Class description

["B" term Summer 2004] This course will cover Russian history from the reign of Peter the Great through the 1905 Revolution.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

In addition to a textbook and some handouts, we will use autobiographical materials to examine the lives of the lower classes, and elite understandings of the masses. We will also consider ideas of reform and revolution in an autocratic regime, and the relationship of Russia to the West.

Recommended preparation

While no background knowledge of Russian history is necessary, previous work in European history may be helpful. Given that this five-credit class will take place over four weeks, the ability to integrate and analyze a large amount of written material quickly and efficiently will be critical.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus.


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 Annamarie Berdick
Date: 06/08/2004