Jul 20, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

RUSS 260 - Rise/Fall of Tsarist Russia

Cross-Listed as HIST 260  
This course examines the Russian empire (1689-1917) within a global historical narrative. We will explore the formation and collapse of the Russian empire, paying special attention to its role within larger world developments and the experience of the diverse peoples that populated its territory. Considering external and internal processes, we will examine the numerous challenges that the Russian Empire faced throughout two and a half centuries. Of particular significance are its relationship with the West, Russia’s imperialism, and the issues of modernization. Can count towards History’s “Europe” and “pre-1800” and “Race/Indigeneity” and “Colonization/Empire” fields. Alternate years. (4 Credits)