Catalogue 2012 - 2013

HON 240 Russian Culture and Civilization

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Acceptance into the Honors Program.

Course Description

What is Russia? Winston Churchill answered this question with his now famous characterization of Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Others have been more specific in answering this question. The purpose of this course is to evaluate some of these answers after examining key themes in Russia's literature, visual and performing arts, religion and philosophy, history, and politics. This course satisfies the cultures "CA" requirement.