HIST 2969 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire (HA-AS)(GLC-AS)(HNU)(HEU)
Monday and Wednesday: 2:55-4:10
Professor Cristina Florea
This course surveys the history of the world's first socialist society from its unlikely beginnings in 1917 to its unexpected demise in 1991. Traditional topics such as the origins of the revolutions of 1917, Stalin's Terror, WW II, Khrushchev's Thaw, etc., will be covered, but lectures will emphasize the interaction between the political, socio-economic, and especially the cultural spheres. A good deal of the materials we will study in this course will be drawn from the realm of literature, cinema, and art.