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 13 Introduction
Jan 15 Peter the Great and Westernization
Jan 17 Enlightened Despotism, International Politics

Week 2: pp. 139-57 in Thompson
Jan 20 Martin Luther King JR. Holiday - No School 
Jan 22 19th century Reforms; Current News - Group 1
Jan 24 Marxism; Discussion 1: Marxism

Week 3: pp. 159-80 in Thompson
Jan 27 Intellectual Developments
Jan 29 Continued Instability
Jan 31 Japanese-Russian War, Revolution of 1905;Current News - Group 2

Week 4: pp. 184-201 in Thompson
Feb 3 1905 cont. and Problems; Discussion 2: 1905 Revolution 
Feb 5 WWI and Initial Impact
Feb 7 Rise of Revolution; Current News - Group 1

Week 5: pp. 203-220 in Thompson
Feb 10   Russian Revolution to October Revolution; Discussion 3: - Why Revolution?
Feb 12 Initial Period of Power and Civil War
Feb 14 Civil War and New Social Order; Current News - Group 2

Week 6: pp. 220-27 in Thompson
Feb 17 Political Changes and Problems;
Feb 19 Discussion 4 - How Successful was the Revolution?
Feb 21 Death of Lenin; Current News - Group 1

Week 7: pp. 227-44 in Thompson
Feb 24  Early Stalin Years, Foreign Policy;
Feb 26  5 Year Plan and Collectivization
Feb 28  Purges and Social Revolution; Current News - Group 2

Week 8: pp. 244-52 in Thompson
Mar 3 Collective Security; Exam DUE
Mar 5 World War II 
Mar 7 World War IIDiscussion 5: Stalinist Russia; Current News - Group 1

Week 9: pp. 255-80 in Thompson
Mar 10 Late Stalinism
Mar 12 Cold War 
Mar 14 Cold War and DeStalinization; Current News - Group 2; Discussion 6 - Cold War

Week 10: pp. 280-91 in Thompson
Mar 17 Continuing Changes
Mar 19 Foreign Policy;
Mar 21 Stagnation and Cultural Issues; Current News - Group 1; Unquiet Ghost Paper Due

Week 11: Mar 24-28
    SPRING BREAK

Week 12: pp. 293-317 in Thompson
Mar 31 Continuing Problems
Apr   2 Rise of Gorbachev; Current News - Group 2;
Apr   4
Reform and Opposition;  Discussion 7: Attempts at Change 

Week 13: pp. 319-45 in Thompson
Apr 7  Moving toward Collapse;
Apr 9  Problems Current News- Group 1 
Apr 11  Problems in the 90's;

Week 14: pp. 345-68 in Thompson
April 14 Problems in the 90's;  Discussion 8: Yeltzin's Mess
April 16 Putin and the seeming successes; Current News - Group 2
April 18 Good Friday-No School

Week 15: 368-75 in Thompson
April 21 Continuing Challenges
April 23 Continuing Challenges
April 25 Conclusions

Final Exam Due: Tuesday, 29 April, 12:45
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