HIST 568: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Instructor: Rebecca Johnston

Day & Time:
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

KU Core Goal 4.2
Category I/II
Digital Collage that depicts the fall of the Soviet Union

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

An exploration of the Soviet Union's creation, evolution, collapse, and legacy in contemporary Russia and Eurasia. Drawing on historical scholarship, literature, music, and film, the course examines the major trends and developments in Soviet politics, ideology, society, economy, and culture. Special attention is paid to how the multiethnic Soviet state's rise and fall reflected broader changes in the world during the "Soviet century."