Courses: The Soviet System and Its Demise (RUSSH211A01)

Fall 2008

The Soviet system was inspired by some of the loftiest ideals of humanity. The entire society was redesigned so as to pursue common goals, rather than conflicting private objectives. The economy was run for people, not profits. The Soviet system is no more, but the ideas on which it was founded will probably always be with us. What does the largest social and economic experiment in history teach us? The course is 1/3 political science and 2/3 economics.

Prerequisites: Two one-sem courses in Econ, Pols, or Hist.

Fulfills: SO I

Department

Russian (Web site)

Taught By

Vladimir Kontorovich (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Stokes 014

Meeting Times

TTh 2:30-4:00