ZOLTÁN GROSSMAN

Faculty member in Geography and Native American Studies, The Evergreen State College

Lab 1, Room 3012, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy. NW,

Olympia, WA 98505 USA

grossmaz@evergreen.edu

Tel. (360) 867-6153

 
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    TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

    If changes are made to the syllabus, the class will be informed via the class e-mail list.

 Week Class dates  General theme Shaw chapter

Goldman pages

Turnock pages Project or Guest lecture/video
Week 1 Jan. 26, 28

INTRODUCTION AND

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Start reading ahead  
Week 2 Jan. 31, Feb. 2, 4 PRE-SOVIET HISTORY CH. 1   13-40 Choose your country case study by Mon., Jan. 31; Start on Country Analysis Part 1
Week 3 Feb. 7, 9, 11 SOVIET ERA CH. 2-3 11-25, 93-97
Week 4 Feb. 14, 16, 18 POST-SOVIET ERA CH. 4-5 25-56, 97-108 Country analysis Part 1 due Fri., Feb. 18; ; Start on Country Analysis Part 2
Week 5 Feb. 21, 23, 25 GEOPOLITICS CH.11 202-212  41-55

Class debate on NATO expansion, Feb. 28

Ukraine Election

Week 6 Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 4 ENVIRONMENT CH. 6 165-206 Environmental videos on Chernobyl, Soviet subs, Lake Baikal
Week 7 Mar. 7, 9, 11 ETHNICITY/LANGUAGE CH. 9 57-77 88-103

Country Analysis Part 2 due Wed., Mar. 9; ; Start on Country Analysis Part 3

Review Fri., Mar. 11

Week 8 Mar. 14, 16, 18 RELIGION (no powerpoint) 224-236

MIDTERM I Monday, March 14 STUDY GUIDE

Students from Macedonia & Serbia, March 16

Week 9 Mar. 30, Apr. 1 NATIONALISM IN EASTERN EUROPE 264-268 Country Analysis Part 3 and Powerpoint topic due Fri. Apr. 1
Week 10 Apr. 4, 6, 8 NATIONALISM IN FORMER USSR CH. 10 236-240

Work on powerpoints after professor approves topic

Teresa Sanislo lecture on Latvia, Apr. 6

Yugoslavia video, Apr. 8

Week 11 Apr. 11, 13, 15 ECONOMY/INDUSTRY/ DEMOGRAPHICS CH. 7-8 56-68, 104-117 Work on powerpoints
Week 12 Apr. 18, 20, 22 NORTHEASTERN EUROPE SURVEY 245-248 130-139

Review Mon., April 18

MIDTERM II, Wed. April 20 STUDY GUIDE

Powerpoints due on Fri. April 22 in W drive folder

Week 13 Apr. 25, 27, 29 SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE SURVEY 248-253 Order of powerpoint presentations of Country Case Studies. Print off your draft full size for me to make revisions during your presentation.
Week 14 May 2, 4, 6 RUSSIA/ EX-SOVIET HEARTLAND SURVEY 216-223

Want to learn the Russian Cyrillic alphabet?

Extra credit for 2-page paper on Goodbye Lenin film (May 5-8, Davies Theater, 6 & 8:30)

Week 15 May 9, 11, 13 CAUCASUS/ CENTRAL ASIA SURVEY 240-244

Final review May 13.

FINAL STUDY GUIDE

All revised PowerPoints due Friday, May 13, 4:00 pm, in your W Drive project folder. Also hand in both old & new printouts!

Week 16 FINAL EXAM     FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, May 17, 8:00-9:50 am, in the classroom