OSHR 1199 - Tsars and Stars of Old Russia: Tales of Woe and Excess

  • Noncredit
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This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

From Vladimir, who went shopping for a religion, and the three Greats - Ivan, Peter, and Catherine - through the last tsar Nicholas II, a romantic but inept fool who threw it all away, Russian rulers had too much power and too few brakes. This class is an overview of Russian history from the 860s to 1918, concentrating on the absolute rulers no one would want to be ruled by.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Sally Purath

Sally Purath earned a B.A. in Social Sciences and a M.Ed. at Colorado State University., She taught history, world humanities, and language arts for 26 years for Poudre School District, including Russian history from 1981- 94, and has led National Endowment for the Humanities institutes and other teacher workshops.

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