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Oct 15, 2015 by Michael Weeks (mwweeks)
HIST 6188 : The Soviet Union and the World, 1917–1991
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EES-MA: European and Eurasian Studies
GC-MA: Global Communication
IAEER-MA: International Affairs, Europe, Eurasia, and Russia Concentration
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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The Soviet Union and the World, 1917–1991
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SovietUnion &the World:1917-91
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Concepts and perceptions guiding Soviet relations with the outside world. From the blockade and intervention, through years of isolation, World War II, the Cold War, to “peaceful coexistence.”
As a result of this course, students will be able to:
1. Discuss and write critically about the Soviet Union and particularly its foreign policies;
2. Assess information and views about Soviet policies;
3. Comprehend that in general history is not just dates and names—it is an understanding of what factors caused key historical events;
4. Come to a deeper understanding of the Soviet and Russian mindset by reading primary source documents and other sources;
5. Describe and analyze key moments in Soviet foreign policy (the building of the Berlin Wall, the deployment of missiles in Cuba, the invasion of and withdrawal from Afghanistan, etc.);
6. Identify continuities and differences of Soviet policies with Russian policies before and after the existence of the Soviet Union;
7. Assess the connections between Soviet domestic circumstances & Soviet foreign policy;
8. Analyze the Soviet role in the Cold War;
9. Identify the main contending scholarly and popular views of Soviet policies, including the Soviet role under Gorbachev in ending the Cold War;
10. Comprehend the effects of the Soviet period on Russian policies and attitudes now and on the policies and attitudes of other countries toward Russia.
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Hist 6188 - Harrison - Soviet Foreign Policy.pdf
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
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