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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RUTR 2470 - Understanding Russia: Symbols, Myths, and Archetypes of Identity

This course explores different sources of Russian national identity from pre-Christian `Rus’ to the present. We will investigate how the occidental and oriental elements blend into a unique Euro-Asian culture, nation, and world power. Our main aim is to provide an orientation to the symbolic world of Russian self-identification. We will employ the tools of the historian, geographer, psychologist, and student of literature and culture.

Credits: 3