Jul 10, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts
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RUSS 250 - An Intro. to Russian, Eastern European, & Eurasian Cultures

4 credits
This course examines the successive states and communities which have inhabited the space between Central Europe and East Asia, including Kievan Rus’, Muscovy, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and the current Russian Federation and new neighboring states. We look at questions of ethnicity, religious pluralism, and regional diversity as well as economic and social issues, such as the role of women in society, the changes in class system and the legacy of the serf system. We will study the history and culture of this region through lectures, discussions and readings, using primary historical texts and works of literature and art, including film, music, painting and architecture. We will also pay special attention to what is being written about Russia (on all issues) on the internet today-and how Russian is being written about and portrayed in contemporary media practices. Offered alternate spring semesters. CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary, CLA-Diversity International



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