Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Courses of Instruction


Connections 20055. Russia: Challenge and Opportunity

In this connection, students will study Russia, one of the largest nations in the world, from the point of view of its history and current situation. In POLS 375, students will examine current challenges facing Russia, such as public health crises, depopulation, environmental damage, and political and economic instability, through the lens of political science theory. In HIST 215, they will learn about the historical background of Russian problems. In both courses students will consider whether Russia is somehow “flawed” and whether it can overcome the challenges it faces today.

HIST 215 History of Russia
and POLS 375 The Politics of Social and Economic Problems in Post-Communist Russia

(This Connection was inactive Spring 2011)