Schedule

 










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

Week 1: pp. 95-133 in Thompson
Jan 8 Introduction
Jan 10 Peter the Great and Westernization
Jan 12 Enlightened Despotism, International Politics

Week 2: pp. 135-153 in Thompson
Jan 15 Martin Luther King JR. Holiday - No School 
Jan 17 19th century Reforms; Current News - Group 1
Jan 19 Marxism; Discussion 1: Marxism

Week 3: pp. 1555-177 in Thompson
Jan 22 Intellectual Developments
Jan 24 Continued Instability; Current News - Group 2
Jan 26 Japanese-Russian War, Revolution of 1905

Week 4: pp. 179-197 in Thompson
Jan 29 1905 cont. and Problems; Discussion 2: 1905 Revolution 
Jan 31 WWI and Initial Impact
Feb 2 Rise of Revolution; Current News - Group 1

Week 5: pp. 200-219 in Thompson
Feb 5   Russian Revolution to October Revolution; Discussion 3: - Why Revolution?
Feb 7 Initial Period of Power and Civil War
Feb 9 Civil War and New Social Order; Current News - Group 2

Week 6: pp. 219-223, 225-233 in Thompson
Feb 12 Discussion 4 - How Successful was the Revolution?
Feb 14 Early Stalin years
Feb 16 Foreign Policy; Current News - Group 1

Week 7: pp. 233-243 in Thompson
Feb 19 5 Year Plan and Collectivization;
Feb 21  Purges and the Social Revolution; EXAM DUE
Feb 23  Collective Security and WWII; Current News - Group 2

Week 8: pp. 243-247, 250-252 in Thompson
Feb 26 WWII; Discussion 5: Stalinist Russia
Feb 28 World War II;
Mar 1 Late Stalinism;  Current News - Group 1

Week 9: pp. 252-273 in Thompson
Mar 5 Cold War and DeStalinization; Discussion 6 - Cold War
Mar 7 Cold War;
Mar 9 Continuing changes; Current News - Group 2

Week 10: pp. 274-285 in Thompson
Mar 12 Foreign Policy; Unquiet Ghost Paper Due
Mar 14 Stagnation and Cultural Issues; Discussion 7a: Attempts at Change
Mar 16 Rise of Gorbachev; Current News - Group 1

Week 11: pp. 287-310 in Thompson
Mar 19 Rise of Gorbachev, Reform and Opposition
Mar 21 Moving Towards Collapse;
Discussion 7b: Stalin's Legacy
Mar 23 Back to Russia; Current News - Group 2  

Week 12 - Spring Break

Week 13: pp. 312-337 in Thompson
Apr 2  Problems in the 90's
Apr 4  Problems and transitions; Discussion 8: Yeltzin's Mess
Apr 6  From Yeltsin to Putin; Current News- Group 1

Week 14: pp. 339-348 in Thompson
April 9 Putin and the Successful Years
April 11 Foreign Policy Challenges;
April 13 Putin or Medvedev?; Current News - Group 2

Week 15: 349-369 in Thompson
April 16 Medvedev or Putin?
April 18 Continuing Challenges
April 20 Conclusions

Final Exam Due: Wednesday, 25 April, 12:45
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