Fall 2024 History GU4389 section 001

Stalinism

Call Number 10531
Day & Time
Location
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yana Skorobogatov
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The quarter century during which Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union witnessed some of the twentieth century's most dramatic events: history's fastest plunge into modernity, an apocalyptic world war, and the emergence of a socialist state as a competitive world power. This tutorial will offer students a deep dive not only into the historical depths of the Stalin era but into the gloriously complex historiographical debates that surround it. Some of the questions that will animate the readings, writings, and discussions that students will engage in are as follows: Did Stalin depart from or represent a continuation of the policies introduced by his predecessor Vladimir Lenin? Did he rule in a totalitarian fashion or in ways comparable to other twentieth century regimes? Were his policies destructive or possibly productive? And perhaps most boggling of all: why did no one resist Stalinist rule?

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 3 students (13 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4389
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20243HIST4389W001