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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2020-21


HIST 55 The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Bolshevik seizure of power proved to be among the most important events of the 20th century, and they had profound implications for world history up until the current day. In this course, students will examine the causes and consequences of these momentous occurrences and grapple with a set of complex and intricate historical questions that still divide historians. We will begin by examining how in the late 19th century far-reaching social changes & external challenges confronted the 300 year-old Romanov dynasty, and how, ultimately, this dynasty was unable to adapt to the modern era. Students will learn about the multifarious political movements that emerged in opposition to the old regime, and about the so-called Revolution of 1905, which shook but did not overthrow the tsar.

Cross Listed Courses

RUSS 50.02

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Major Dist: EUR.