Introduction to Eastern Europe

REES 201 - Spring 2022
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REES 201 is designed to be an introductory, interdisciplinary course for students interested in the regions of Eastern, Central, and Southeastern Europe. The course will focus on central issues in Eastern Europe in the modern era, offering a beginning view of the region’s history, politics, culture, economics, literature, and daily life. However, the central approach of the course will be a historical survey of the region with forays into other disciplines, particularly through the readings. By the end of the semester, students should have a general familiarity with the history, culture, and politics of the region as a whole, as well as a deeper understanding of the main historical and political developments in the individual countries of the region. You should also find yourself better equipped to assess the quality of sources and improve your understanding of research methods.

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Instructor: Dmitry Tartakovsky

TR 12:30 - 1:50 pm, 214 Davenport