Russia/Former Soviet Politics

Russia/Former Soviet Politics
Comparative politics of Russia and Soviet successor states. Development of political systems from common Soviet heritage, emphasizing post-independence politics and institution building.
POLI
347
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 Taught 
Course Outcomes

Be intellectually engaged

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of Russia/Former Soviet Union political processes, political theories, and political thought

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Effective Research and Analysis

Complete a research paper that uses effective comparison to explain political institutions or processes in former Soviet countries.

Effective and Professional Writing

Demonstrate the ability to write a well-crafted, persuasive research paper.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Demonstrate strong understanding of political and economic changes in former Soviet countries since 1991.

Demonstrate strong understanding of the political institutions and political processes in Russia and other former Soviet countries.

Demonstrate strong understanding of the patterns of interaction between Russia and its neighbors.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Demonstrate the ability to apply theories of comparative politics to patterns of politics in former Soviet countries.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Integrity in Daily Activities

Learn the consequences of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

In written assignments, correctly acknowledge the words and/or ideas of other authors.