History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and Soviet Union

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Revolutions of 1917, Civil War, consolidation of Bolshevik Regime; succession crisis and ascendancy of Stalin, collectivization and industrialization; foreign policy and World War II; death of Stalin, de-Stalinization, developments since; stagnation or stability? P/NP or letter grading.

Review Summary

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5-10 hrs/week
10.0 / 10


    Quarter Taken: Winter 2023 In-Person
    Grade: A

    If you are interested in the subject matter, this is a very interesting class that will teach you a lot. Professor is very knowledgeable. Attendance isn’t required but definitely recommended. Textbook not required because it’s redundant with lectures, but there are a couple of short books we needed to read for midterm and final. Very doable overall


McBride, J.
Previously taught
23W 22W

Grading Information

  • No group projects

  • Attendance not required

  • 1 midterm

  • No final

  • 100% recommend the textbook

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