Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

HI205
The Rise, Splendour and Fall of Imperial Russia, 862-1917
0.5 Credit

Charts Russia's spectacular rise and fall over more than a thousand years. We see how scattered city states in 900 managed to control one sixth of the world's land mass by 1900. Along the way we investigate the vital roles played by Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great. Important topics include: the Mongol invasion, the peasant village, the rise of Moscow and St. Petersburg; and the ways in which Lenin's Communist Revolution overwhelmed the Russian empire during World War One.{P}

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36 lecture hours/term
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision February 4, 2015: HI205 Course title and description change; effective September 1, 2015.