As the people of Eastern Europe begin to redefine their national identity by proclaiming their pre-Communist cultural heritage, understanding their early history is important to understanding their current situation. This course explores the history of Tsarist Russia from its beginning to November 1917, with emphasis on the modern period. Topics covered include the influences of the Mongols, the role of the church, the growth of the Russian Empire, and the role of literature as a force for social reform.
This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. A Proctor Agreement Form will be required. ProctorU is not available for this course.
HIST 100 (Western Civilization, Pre-Modern) or HIST 101 (Western Civilization, Modern) or HIST 171 (World History, 1500-Present).
This course is offered via correspondence only. No Internet access/usage is required.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- HIST 324 Course Syllabus
- The History of Russia, 7th Ed.
James Long, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University and a student of Russian history for the past 30 years.