Russia and America

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Russia and America

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jessica Pisano

Section: L

CRN: 8841

Credits: 0

This course examines relationships between Russia and the United States in contemporary and historical perspective. The course draws on perspectives and insights drawn from the social sciences, history, literature, and film studies to address rising tensions between these two key powers. The course addresses topics such as the social, political, and economic conditions that led to the rise of authoritarian figures in Russia and the United States; Soviet active measures and contemporary information warfare; changes in the international system and the rise of global Russia; approaches to state legitimacy; how law works in each country; and processes of racialization and their relationship to policing techniques in both national contexts. The course asks what Americans and Russians can learn from one another, analyzing struggles the peoples of the United States and Russia have in common, from legacies of unfree labor and atomic culture to protecting public lands and creating equitable access to health care.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course. Note that the discussion sections for this course are scheduled to occur in person.
[This ULEC is in category 1, Tools for Social Change.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:37pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021