POL 230 Topics In Russian Culture & Civilization (3) MPT

Introduction to major issues in Russian culture and civilization, including the fight against autocracy and totalitarianism, the existence of unprecedented state power, the struggle between backwardness and enlightenment, the contrast between Moscow-centered orthodoxy and Petersburg-centered opening to the West, the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the struggle for democracy. Course will focus on interdisciplinary perspectives, drawing on literature, film, and non-fiction works in history and political science.

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