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REES 200: Current Issues in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REES 100)

Enrollment limited to REEES students. Scholars present analyses of methodologies, challenges, and current issues in the study of Russia, E. Europe, and Eurasia.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

REES 204: Cities of Empire: An Urban Journey through Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean (HISTORY 223E, HISTORY 323E, REES 304)

This course explores the cities of the Habsburg, Ottoman and Russian empires in the dynamic and turbulent period of their greatest transformation from the 19th century through the Two World Wars. Through the reading of urban biographies of Venice and Trieste, Vienna, Budapest, Cracow, Lviv, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Salonica, and Odessa, we consider broad historical trends of political, economic, and social modernization, urbanization, identity formation, imperialism, cosmopolitanism, and orientalism. As vibrant centers of coexistence and economic exchange, social and cultural borderlands, and sites of transgression, these cities provide an ideal lens through which to examine these themes in the context of transition from imperial to post-imperial space.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 205: Central and East European Politics (REES 105)

Focus is on how the states of Central and East Europe, including the Baltic states, have moved from communism and the Soviet Bloc to democracy, NATO and the EU. Topics include the communist legacy, transitions and their legacies, ethnic issues, and the evolution of economic and social policies, and the comparison of democratization processes in these countries to democracies in other regions, such as Latin America and southern Europe.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 206: Media, Democratization and Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Societies (REES 306)

The course provides an introduction to the study of media transformations in post-Soviet countries and the role of media in the democratization of post-communist societies. The course addresses theoretical approaches and concepts developed for the study of media and their role in the democratization of societies in transition, provides an extensive empirical overview of media developments in the post-Soviet countries, with a central focus on Ukraine and Russia, and explores the relationship between media and politics in these countries.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 208: Constitutional Cultures in Transition: Constitutional Identities and Values in the Post-Soviet Space (REES 308)

This course examines post-Soviet constitutional cultures and identities (with a focus on Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine). It explores the role of constitutional identity in post-Soviet transformation, regional integration and `Europeanization processes; analyzes constitutional values in post-Soviet countries; discusses why there is a disharmony between declared values and constitutional reality; and explores the role of the judiciary in the formation and preservation of constitutional identity.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 208C: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium (ARTHIST 208C, ARTHIST 408C, CLASSICS 175, MUSIC 208C, MUSIC 408C, REES 408C, RELIGST 208C, RELIGST 308C)

Onassis Seminar "Icons of Sound: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium". This year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual. Through the support of the Onassis Foundation (USA), nine leading scholars in the field share their research and conduct the discussion of their pre-circulated papers. The goal is to develop a new interpretive framework for the study of religious experience and assemble the research tools needed for work in this interdisciplinary field.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-3 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 209: Democratic Transition in Ukraine: Values, Political Culture, Conflicts

This course introduces students to issues of social and political transition in Ukraine from the early 1990s through the Orange Revolution to the Euromaidan and the present-day Russian-Ukrainian crisis in a comparative perspective. Topics to include: democratization, shifts in values, identity, dynamics of political protest and revolutions, economics, corruption, and the international security context (NATO, EU). Class discussions to be based on analysis of relevant survey data and live, online interviews with experts on selected topics.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 213: US-Russia Relations After the Cold War (POLISCI 213, POLISCI 313)

A quarter century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended. At the time, Russian leaders aspired to build democratic and market institutions at home. They also wanted to join the West. American presidents Democrat and Republican encouraged these domestic and international changes. Today, U.S.-Russia relations are once again confrontational, reminiscent of relations during the Cold War. This course seeks to analyze shifts in U.S.-Russia relations, with special attention given to the U.S.-Russia relationship during Obama¿s presidency. Readings will include academic articles and a book manuscript by Professor McFaul on Obama's reset policy. Open to students with previous coursework involving Russia. This course will meet bi-weekly Wednesdays from 1:30-3:20pm on the following dates (4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, and 6/7).
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: McFaul, M. (PI)

REES 219: The Russian Economy (ECON 119)

Brief introduction to the economic history of Russia, general overview of the modern Russian economy with analysis of its macroeconomic features and dynamics, industrial structure, and the major institutional features that are important for understanding Russian economic development. The period of transition from Soviet-type planned economy to a market economy and market reforms (1991-1998), the period of economic growth (1999-2007), and the economic development of Russia during the current global crisis of 2008-2010. Analysis of Russia⊃1;s social structure and social policy, labor markets, the regional structure of the economy, the role of the state, and major Russian industries (oil, metals, machinery). Emphasis on the specific institutional aspects that have shaped Russia's economic development.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

REES 220A: Literature and Cultural Politics in the Former Yugoslavia (REES 320A)

Socialist Yugoslavia disintegrated after 46 years. The story is a telling one, let's read it! Literature in Yugoslavia went through transformations from socialist-realism at the beginning toward nationalist-realism at the end. To understand this process, it is crucial to relate it to its political and ideological background: social myths and taboos, questions of language, cultural and class identity, individual and collective rights. These issues will be explored through fictional texts by prominent Yugoslav writers, including Ivo Andric, Miroslav Krleza, Milos Crnjanski, Mesa Selimovic, Danilo Kis.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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