Soviet Politics and Society (1917-1991) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate History Course on the Soviet Union by MIT

Published Feb 13, 2009

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Learn about Soviet Politics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991' is offered as an online self-study OpenCourseWare from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. This course teaches students about the events and changes that the former Soviet Union has undergone between the years of 1917 and 1991. An undergraduate-level course, this class is intended for any student interested in learning more about the Soviet Union during this fascinating time period.

Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991: Course Specifics

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Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991: Course Description

Topics covered in this course include Tsarism, the Revolution of 1917, the shift to NEP, World War II, the Cold War, Russian nationalism, the collapse of the Soviet Union and contemporary Russian politics and society. 'Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991' is a free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, taught by Professors Elizabeth Wood and David Woodruff. This course covers the challenges and the changes the former Soviet Union has undergone since the Revolution of 1917 to the present day. Students with an interest in Soviet history and those who plan on taking further History courses will benefit from this free class.

Course materials include links to online writing resources, class assignments and suggested final exam topics. To learn more, visit the politics of the Soviet Union course page.

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