HIS 242 (Spring 2012)
8 Week Course Assignment Schedule
20 February Start Date
Grades are recorded in the gradebook in Blackboard. For an explanation of the critical course deadlines, highlighted on the schedule in bold, please see the course home page.
Week Starts Topic Assignments/Critical course Deadlines Assignment
Due Date
19 February Unit 1: Introduction and Themes in Russian History
Introduction paragraph 8 am
27 February
26 February Unit 2: Reaction and Modernization under Alexander III and Nicholas II

Witte paragraph; Last Refund Date/First Assignment Due Date Deadline (29 February)

8 am
1 March
Unit 3: A Silver Age of Russian Culture  
11 March Unit 4: Marxism


Unit 5: 1905 1905 paragraph 8 am
19 March
18 March Unit 6: World War I  
Unit 7: 1917 and Civil War Midterm Exam Due Date 26 March 200
25 March Unit 8: NEP and the Roaring 1920s Lenin's Testament paragraph; Last Withdrawal Date (29 March) 8 am
29 March
Unit 9: Stalinism in the 1930s  
1 April Unit 10: World War II  
Unit 11: Cold War Abroad Secret Speech paragraph 8 am
9 April
8 April Unit 12: Thaw at Home *Optional Solzhenitsyn paper 8 am
12 April
Unit 13: Gorbachev Gorbachev paragraph 8 am
16 April
15 April Unit 14: The End of the Soviet Union Russian Culture paper; *Optional Sheets paper 8 am
19 April
Unit 15: Whither Russia in the Twenty-First Century? Final exam; Course End Date (23 April) 23 April 250
Any Week   Online Discussion (Post ten times during the course.)   50
* You must do one of these two book paper assignments.
Blue Separator Bar

The specific assignment deadlines in this course are listed on the course schedule. You may not submit late extra credit work from a course unit. You may submit any of the course assignments, or optional course assignments late, but the maximum point value will then be reduced by one-half.

Course grades are based on the following scale:

  • 1,000-900:  A
  •    899-800:  B
  •    799-700:  C
  •    699-600:  D
  •    599-000:  F

Please remember that you must pass the final exam with a grade of "C" (175/250) or better to earn a passing grade in this course.



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