2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Nine Russian and Soviet Wars

Winter quarter

Faculty: Robert Smurr Russian history, environmental history

Fields of Study: cultural studies, history and international studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20364 (4)  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This history workshop will analyze nine distinct wars of the past two centuries that significantly changed the course of Russian and Soviet history. In addition to reading accounts of the wars, students will also present additional findings to the workshop group on a particular war of their choice. Wars to be analyzed are The Napoleonic Invasion, Crimean War, The Murid Wars (Caucasus), WWI, Russo-Finnish War, WWII, Afghanistan, Chechnya (Wars 1 and 2), and the Russo-Georgian War. Short essays and at least one workshop presentation will be required. (Students from the Russia and Eurasia program will meet jointly with students in this course.)

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 9a-1p Thu

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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