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SS375 COURSE DETAILS


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SS375 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS375 POL OF THE POST-SOVIET STATES 2020 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course surveys the post-Soviet landscape. It explores the political, social, economic, and cultural terrain of Russia and the other states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The course begins with a review of Russian and Soviet history - the foundation to understanding the dramatic implosion of the Soviet Union and the tumultuous events which followed. The course also employs theories and concepts to help the student assess why democratization and marketization have been so difficult in this part of the world. The course concludes with an examination of US foreign policy toward the region and the prospects for productive, stable ties with Russia and its neighbors.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentation.

SS375 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  SS366 2005 1 1 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS307 2018 1 1 Y
  SS357 2018 1 2 Y

SS375 (Version: 2020 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS375 POL OF THE POST-SOVIET STATES 2020 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
SS375 explores the fascinating - and often confounding - politics of Russia and the other states that once comprised the Soviet Union. Recognizing the role that historical legacies play in shaping the region's contemporary politics, the course begins with a review of the political, economic, and social history of the Soviet empire and its abrupt collapse in 1991. The course then shifts to an exploration of contemporary post-Soviet politics, utilizing political science theories and methods to explore a wide variety of political phenomena in the region including democratization, authoritarianism, mass mobilization, economic transition and reform, governance and corruption, nationalist conflict, and more. Finally, the course examines the international relations of the post-Soviet states, with particular emphasis on the ends, ways, and means that Russia uses to advance its strategic interests in the region and beyond.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
At the discretion of the current course director.

SS375 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  SS366 2005 1 1 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS307 2018 1 1 Y
  SS357 2018 1 2 Y

SS375 (Version 2020-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2025 - 2 2 18 36 21 0 15 N Hours

2025 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2025 - 9 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2027 - 2 2 18 36 15 0 21 N Hours

2028 - 2 2 18 36 0 0 36 N Hours


SS375 (Version: 2018 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS375 POL OF THE POST-SOVIET STATES 2018 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course surveys the post-Soviet landscape. It explores the political, social, economic, and cultural terrain of Russia and the other states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The course begins with a review of Russian and Soviet history - the foundation to understanding the dramatic implosion of the Soviet Union and the tumultuous events which followed. The course also employs theories and concepts to help the student assess why democratization and marketization have been so difficult in this part of the world. The course concludes with an examination of US foreign policy toward the region and the prospects for productive, stable ties with Russia and its neighbors.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentation.

SS375 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  SS366 2005 1 1 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS307 2018 1 1 Y
  SS357 2018 1 2 Y

SS375 (Version: 2004 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS375 GOV & POL RUSSIA & NEIGHBORS 2004 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course surveys the post-Soviet landscape. It explores the political, social, economic, and cultural terrain of Russia and the other states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The course begins with a review of Russian and Soviet history - the foundation to understanding the dramatic implosion of the Soviet Union and the tumultuous events which followed. The course also employs theories and concepts to help the student assess why democratization and marketization have been so difficult in this part of the world. The course concludes with an examination of US foreign policy toward the region and the prospects for productive, stable ties with Russia and its neighbors.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentation.

SS375 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  SS307 2004 1 1 Y
  SS357 2004 1 2 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS202 2009 1 1 Y
  SS252 1979 1 2 Y

SS375 (Version: 1983 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS375 POLITICS & GOVT IN FMR USSR 1983 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is a survey of the post-Soviet landscape. It explores the political, social, economic, and cultural terrain of Russia and the other states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The course reviews Russian and Soviet history as keys to understanding the Former Soviet Union (FSU). It also uses a number of theoretical and conceptual tools to allow the student to grasp the complexity of the post-Soviet transition. The final block of instruction concerns U.S. relations with the region and the extent to which American policy can shape future developments in the FSU.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentation.

SS375 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  SS360 1975 1 1 Y
  SS366 1983 1 1 Y
  SS368 1989 2 2 Y