REES 221 Societies and Cultures of Eurasia, Honors
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the societies and cultures of Eurasia (primarily Central Asia, Russia, and the Caucasus region). This interdisciplinary course reviews the geography, history, economics, social and political structures, religion, literature, music, and art of the region. The focus is mainly on the twentieth-century and topics of interest include the collapse of empires, the rise and fall of communism, the disintegration of the USSR and rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, and various forms of Islam in the region. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor.
The University of Kansas Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REES) program covers a broad geographic region, home to rich and diverse cultures that have had an enormous impact on today's world. Interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates informed citizens with in-depth understanding of this geopolitically and culturally critical world region, which plays a central role in today's political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues.
...or the REES 110 / REES 111 / REES 310 or REES 220 / REES 221 series. Beyond...