Sophomore Seminar: Stalin and Stalinism|
Spring 2007 not offered
This seminar offers students the opportunity to explore in depth the many problems associated with Stalin and his era, among them Stalin's methods as a political actor, the connections of Stalinism and Leninism, Stalinism in the context of the dictatorships of the 1920s to 1940s, Stalin's role in formulating and implementing collectivization and the Great Terror; Stalin and Soviet culture, Stalin's foreign policy and its impact on world Communism, Stalin as wartime leader, Stalin's psychology, and the long-term impact of his rule.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Works by L. Trotsky, R. C. Tucker, R. Medvedev, A. Solzhenitsyn, V. Molotov, S. Fitzpatrick, and others
|Examination and Assignments: |
This is a sophomore research seminar. Students will select topics with the instructor's help, master research methods during the early part of the semester, present outlines of their project, give oral reports on work in progress, and write research papers of approximately 20-30 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar is designed to introduce sophomores to historical inquiry and to research methods. It is suitable for students without deep background in the subject, but who would like to study it in depth and to acquire skill at research. Preference for admission to sophomores.