Schedule

 










 'Men make their own history,
but they do not know that
they are making it' (Marx)

Week 1: pp. 99-137 in Thompson
Jan 11 Introduction
Jan 13 Peter the Great and Westernization
Jan 15 Enlightened Despotism, International Politics

Week 2: pp. 139-57 in Thompson
Jan 18 Martin Luther King JR. Holiday - No School 
Jan 20 19th century Reforms; Current News - Group 1
Jan 22 Marxism; Discussion 1: Marxism

Week 3: pp. 159-80 in Thompson
Jan 25 Intellectual Developments
Jan 27 Continued Instability; Current News - Group 2
Jan 29 Japanese-Russian War, Revolution of 1905

Week 4: pp. 182-201 in Thompson
Feb 1 1905 cont. and Problems; Discussion 2: 1905 Revolution 
Feb 3 WWI and Initial Impact
Feb 5 Rise of Revolution; Current News - Group 1

Week 5: pp. 203-224 in Thompson
Feb 8   Russian Revolution to October Revolution; Discussion 3: - Why Revolution?
Feb 10 Initial Period of Power and Civil War
Feb 12 Civil War and New Social Order; Current News - Group 2

Week 6: pp. 224-27 in Thompson
Feb 15 Discussion 4 - How Successful was the Revolution?
Feb 17 Early Stalin years
Feb 19 Foreign Policy; Current News - Group 1

Week 7: pp. 227-46 in Thompson
Feb 22  5 Year Plan and Collectivization;
Feb 24  Purges and the Social Revolution; EXAM DUE
Feb 26  Collective Security and WWII; Current News - Group 2

Week 8: pp. 246-57 in Thompson
Feb 29 WWII; Discussion 5: Stalinist Russia
Mar 2 World War II;
Mar 4 Late Stalinism;  Current News - Group 1

Week 9: pp. 257-80 in Thompson
Mar 7 Cold War and DeStalinization; Discussion 6 - Cold War
Mar 9 Cold War;
Mar 11 Continuing changes; Current News - Group 2

Week 10: pp. 280-97 in Thompson
Mar 14 Foreign Policy; Unquiet Ghost Paper Due
Mar 16 Stagnation and Cultural Issues; Discussion 7a: Attempts at Change
Mar 18 Rise of Gorbachev; Current News - Group 1

Week 11: Mar 21-25
    SPRING BREAK

Week 12: pp. 297-317 in Thompson
Mar 28 Reform and Opposition
Mar 30 Moving Towards Collapse;
Discussion 7b: Stalin's Legacy
Apr 1 Back to Russia; Current News - Group 2   

Week 13: pp. 319-45 in Thompson
Apr 4  Problems in the 90's
Apr 6  Problems and transitions; Discussion 8: Yeltzin's Mess
Apr 8  From Yeltsin to Putin; Current News- Group 1

Week 14: pp. 345-68 in Thompson
April 11 Putin and the Successful Years
April 13 Foreign Policy Challenges;
April 15 Putin or Medvedev?; Current News - Group 2

Week 15: 368-75 in Thompson
April 18 Medvedev or Putin?
April 20 Continuing Challenges
April 22 Conclusions

Final Exam Due: Wednesday, 27 April, 12:45
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