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RUSS111 - Protestors, Punks, and Pioneers: Youth in Eastern Europe


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C. Stephenson

Course Long Title

Protestors, Punks, and Pioneers: Youth in Eastern Europe

Cross Listed Courses


This course examines the role of youth and student culture in shaping East European societies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Course materials including film, literature, journalism, and music provide an introduction to East European cultural and social history and encourage students to explore themes of identity, activism, expression, and community. As students move from considering the role of youth in the Russian Revolution to contemporary student protests in support of human rights, class discussions bring new perspectives to the ways young people both navigate and foster change in the times and spaces they occupy.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDEU - EUS Program