2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 237 - History of the Soviet Union

(3.00 cr.)

In 1917, a committed group of socialists known as the Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Tsar and ushered into history the world's first Communist state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the U.S.S.R. or Soviet Union. The global history of the twentieth century, in many respects, revolved around the existence of this political and economic system. This course surveys the history of the Soviet Union from its origins to its continuing relevance today. Topics include imperialist Russia and the rise of socialism, the Russian Revolution, Stalinism, the relationship between Russia and other Soviet states, World War II and its aftermath, the Cold War and life behind the Iron Curtain, post-war Soviet politics and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and contemporary memory of the Soviet period in Russia and eastern Europe today.

Prerequisite: HS 100 .
Restrictions: Open to students with catalogue year 2022-2023 or beyond.

Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: GT



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