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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

The 9th Century to the 1920s

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Reading
12 videos (Total 190 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Formation of the Russian State17m
The Industrial Revolution13m
The February Revolution17m
The Provisional Government18m
The October Revolution17m
Consequences of the Revolution16m
The One-Party State16m
Economy, society, & culture of the 1920s17m
Collectivization19m
Industrialization16m
Terror10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 124m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Great Patriotic War: Before and After

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Reading
8 videos (Total 123 min), 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact10m
German Invasion of the Soviet Union18m
Partisans, Collaborators, & Racial Distinction14m
The Soviet Union and the Allies10m
Dissipation of Hope18m
Material Devastation18m
Life without Stalin18m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 216m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Reform, Stagnation, Collapse, Rebirth?

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Reading
13 videos (Total 203 min), 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
"We will bury you!"17m
Adventures in Foreign Policy17m
Andropov, Chernenko, and Gorbachev17m
Perestroika11m
Changing the Soviet Stance14m
The Collapse of the Soviet Union11m
Shock Therapy16m
The Rise of the Oligarchs15m
Why Putin?17m
The New Political Order22m
Putin's Foreign Policy22m
Understanding Russians2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 324m
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Top Reviews

By AGMar 26th 2018

Great class and the professor did an excellent job relaying the information. Honestly, I wish it was a little longer and a little more in depth. Definitely, learned a lot.

By SBSep 16th 2018

This was a great course i really enjoyed the lectures i would forget i was stuck at home and felt as if i was back in a lecture hall! Would recommend to anyone to take!

Instructor

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Peter Kenez

Professor Emeritus
History

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