sap course 1429473495

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 344

Course Title:

Modern Russian Politics

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

20th century Russian politics. The Bolshevik Revolution. Economic and social policies during the Stalinist era. Perestroika and Glasnost. Political and economic developments in today’s Russia.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Moshe Lewin, The Soviet Century (Verso, 2005). 2. Ian Jeffries, The New Russia: a handbook of economic and political developments (Routledge, 2002).
Course Objective: 

The main objective of this course is to survey Russian politics from the beginning of 20th century to contemporary times. The course aims to provide the students basic knowledge on the key events in 20th century Russian history.

Extended Description: 

Introduction to 20th century Russian politics. Key political issues and conflicts in the late imperial Russia, the Soviet Russia and the post-Soviet Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution; economic and social policies during the Stalinist era; Perestroika and Glasnost and political and economic development in today’s Russia.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Outline key political events and issues in 20th century Russian politics.
2. Explain social, historical and economic factors shaping the evolution of Russian politics in 20th century. 
3. Compare and contrast the policy preferences of different leaders in Soviet and post-Soviet era.
4. Assess the main intellectual debates concerning Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.
5. Identify the relation between political ideas and movements related to the Russian case.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Reading
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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