Sophomore Seminar: The Intelligentsia &Power: The Struggle for Socialism in the Early Soviet Period|
Spring 2010 not offered
This course investigates the struggles among Soviet leaders during the first major crises facing the Bolsheviks: civil war, economic collapse and revival, Lenin's death, the experiments of the 1920s with cultural transformation and women's liberation, the evolution of the Communist International, and other Soviet foreign and domestic challenges. The political machinations and ideological manipulations surrounding Stalin's victory over Trotsky and Bukharin will receive special attention.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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There will be readings on and by the central figures, on policy struggles, and on major aspects of the early history of the Soviet Union.
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This is a 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.
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Students are expected to attend all sessions and be prepared to participate in class discussions. Attendance at the first meeting is essential. The seminar is designed not only for concentrators in History and the Russian and Soviet area, but for interested students who would like to study the subject in depth and to acquire skill at research. Preference for admission to sophomores but juniors and seniors may be admitted.
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