The Russian Revolution
Available in 2012
Deals with twentieth-century Russia, particularly the Russian Revolution and the history of the Soviet Union. Students will consider the social, economic and political conditions which made Russia ripe for Revolution, the events of 1917, the Civil War, Stalin's dictatorship, the Cold War years, and the collapse of the Soviet system.
Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the key issues in the history of Russia and the impact of Marxism and Leninism, to analyse and reflect upon a variety of historical source materials, to develop understanding of different theories and approaches to the study of history, and to synthesise primary and secondary source material in oral and written form.
Students will survey some of the following areas: the ideological background to the revolution; Tsarist Russia; the 1905 Revolution and the establishment of the Duma; the immediate causes of the Russian Revolution; Bolshevik policy, leadership and tactics; the Civil War and foreign intervention; Lenin and the New Economic Policy; Stalinist Russia and 'Socialism in One Country'; the Great Patriotic War; Khrushchev and destalinisation; Gorbachev and perestroika, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
HIST3450 The Russian Revolution
Students who completed HIST3450 The Russian Revolution are not eligible to take this course.
20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term