Thematic Sequence

One thematic sequence is housed in the history department:

HST 3 - Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

This Thematic Sequence examines Russian, East European and Eurasian history and politics from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Sequence allows students to study the history and politics of Russia and the former Soviet republics, from medieval times to today. Drawing from a range of disciplines and approaches, students have the opportunity to explore historical patterns, and political movements and parties from the 10th century to present. By considering this interaction, students gain meaningful insights into the development of this region as well as acquiring useful perspectives on western society. Because many of these courses are cross-listed, students from many different majors will be able to take the sequence by enrolling in the course through a department other than their major. Take one course from each tier.

Select course from the following:

  • ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3)

And, select one course from the following:

  • ATH/RUS 306 Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives (3)
  • HST 324 Eurasian Nomads and History (3)
  • HST 374 A History of the Russian Empire(3)
  • HST 375 The Soviet Union and Beyond (3)
  • REL 337 Religions of Russia and Eurasia (3)
  • POL 331 Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-1991 (3)

And, select one course from the following:

  • ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3)
  • GEO 307 Geography of Russia (3)
  • GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (3)
  • POL 328 Politics of Central Asia (3)
  • POL 332 Post-Soviet Russian Politics (3)
  • POL 334 Politics of Eastern Europe (3)
  • ITS 402O Transition to Democracy (3)
  • HST 436 Havighurst Colloquium (3)

Note:  Nine hours minimum must be taken outside your department of major.