Five College Consortium

PUTIN'S RUSSIA:AFTER COMMUNISM

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Russ,East European,Eurasian St
Course Number: 
140
Institution: 
Smith College
Same as RES 140. Often portrayed as hostile to the West, Vladimir Putin and the Russia he rules remain little known. Going beyond the headlines, this course examines contemporary Russia, and historical events and figures that have shaped Putin-era Russia. We will trace the culture wars that have ensued in this post-communist and post-atheist state, across historical documents, art, film, literature, and journalism. Topics include state power and political opposition; the resurgence of religion, and tensions between religion and the secular in the public sphere; debates over the Soviet past, including revolution, war and political terror; human rights and "traditional values."
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
10798
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Schedule #: 
10797-F18

Course Sections

PUTIN'S RUSSIA:AFTER COMMUNISM
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Thomas Roberts; Vera Shevzov troberts@smith.edu; vshevzov@smith.edu TTh 09:00-10:20 SEELYE 206