Rus 351/His 361: Russia to 1894, W
Fall Semester 1999
Instructor: Andrew M. Drozd
Time: 2-3:15 TR
Location: TH 111
Office Hours: 2-3 W
Office: 210 B. B. Comer
To Purchase: Nicholas Riasanovsky, A History of Russia, 5th ed.[R]; Janet Martin, Medieval Russia, 980-1584 [M]; Philip Pomper, The Russian Revolutionary Intelligentsia [P]; F. D. Reeve, Nineteenth Century Russian Plays; Thomas Riha, Readings in Russian Civilization, Vols. 1-2; Daniel H. Kaiser and Gary Marker, Reinterpreting Russian History [K&M]; Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons; Diana Hacker, A Pocket Style Manual
On Gorgas Reserve: S. Harcave, Readings
in Russian History [H]; J. Edie, Russian Philosophy[E]; S. Zenkovsky,
Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales [Z]; T. G. Stavrou,
Art and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Russia[S]
This course will introduce the student to the basic facts and issues of Russian history to 1894. Much of the course will consist lectures covering the essential themes of Russian history. There will be periodic class discussions of the assigned reading matter. All periods of Russian history will be covered adequately but special emphasis will be placed on the 19th century and the Russian revolutionary tradition. No knowledge of Russian is required for this course.
Please Note: This is a W-designated course, which means "writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course." The criteria for judging writing proficiency are found in Diana Hacker, A Pocket Style Manual.
1.Become familiar with the basic facts and themes of Russian history.
2. Understand how Russia's history affects its politics and culture in the present.
A written, final exam (essay type) will be designed
to have the students synthesize the material they have read. Final exam
is Wednesday, Dec. 15, 8-10:30 AM.
Writing component: Two papers required (7-8 pages). One is required before mid-term, the second at the end of the session. The papers must be typed, double-spaced.
Attendance is mandatory: five or more absences will result in the lowering of your final grade by one full letter.
Grades will be based on your mid-term and final exams, each worth 25% of your final grade, and two term papers, each worth 25%. All course grades are now given on a +/- basis. For an explanation of the policy, see pp. 21-22 of the Undergraduate Catalog.
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