History 130: The Fall of Communism (web only course)
Catalog Description: Causes and consequences of the dramatic transformations in the political, economic, and cultural life of the Soviet Union, eastern Europe, and China after 1970. Topics include "real-existing" socialism, Gorbachev and the revolutions of 1989, the emergence of China, impact on the non-socialist world, and implications for the future.
Prerequisite and requirements: None.
Number of Units: 3.
GE Category: D (The Individual and Society).
This class is 100% online with no class meetings or in-class examinations. The dissolution of the Soviet Union and the breakup of Soviet civilization have had tremendous effects on our lives. We cannot underestimate the significance of these changes for modern history and for our own understanding of our place in today's world. In this course students will examine some of the background, causes, and consequences of the dramatic transformations in the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Yugoslavia, and China.
For more information, please find the tentative syllabus for Winter 2015 (pdf file).
Last updated: 01/13/2015