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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. understand the key issues in the history of Russia and the impact of Marxism and Leninism
2. analyse and reflect upon a variety of historical source materials,
3. develop understanding of different theories and approaches to the study of history
4. 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; COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE, Khrushchev and destalinisation; Gorbachev and perestroika, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
This course replaces HIST3450. If you have successfully completed HIST3450 you cannot enrol in this course.
20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.
Participation: Seminar Participation
Written Assignment: Tutorial Paper
Proposal / Plan: Essay plan
Essay: Major Essay
In Term Test: Class Test