HIST 223 History of Russia & Eastern Europe 1533 to Pres • 5 Cr.
Surveys the social, political, and economic history of Russia and Eastern Europe from the 16th century to the present. Students gain understanding of the peoples and countries of Eastern Europe, with special emphasis upon Russia from the early-modern to the modern period. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate the importance of pivotal figures in Russian history.
- Evaluate the significance of Russian imperialism, the 1917 Revolution, Soviet foreign policy, and the fall of the Soviet Union.
- Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, and cultural developments in Russian and Eastern European history.