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Sophomore Seminar: Stalin and Stalinism
HIST 269 SP
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,
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
Stalin as wartime leader, Stalin's psychology, and the long-term impact of his rule.
Works by L. Trotsky, R. C. Tucker, R. Medvedev, A. Solzhenitsyn, V. Molotov, S. Fitzpatrick, and others
EXAMINATIONS 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.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed
Drop/Add form to the Registrar's
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Last Updated on MAR-18-2003
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