FLEX: The Russian Revolution: Spies and Saboteurs in Imperial Russia
This Flex course offers an introduction to the Russian Revolution and important figures like Nicholas II, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. It examines World War I, and the effects of the revolution within Russia and around the world.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
This course offers an introduction to the Russian Revolution, how and why it happened, who were the major leaders of the revolution, and what were the effects of the revolution within Russia and other countries. This class will look at the Revolution in the context of the First World War, the Industrial Revolution, and examine the basic ideas of Communism. Individuals such as Tzar Nicholas II, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stalin will be examined, and how they shaped the revolution....
This class is taught in English.
By the end of this class students will be familiar with World War I, the Russian Revolution, Tzar Nicholas II, Karl Marx, and why Communism was an attractive philosophy during this era. They will understand how and why the revolution occurred, and what effects it produced.
I have a bachelor's degree in History and Government and Political Philosophy. My thesis examined Soviet espionage in the United States during World War II, the Communist Party of the United States, and McCarthyism. I have taught several sections of "Friday Spy Day" which discusses Soviet espionage in the United States, in addition to teaching courses in intelligence history, World War II, and the Holocaust.
No homework is assigned, and no prior knowledge of World War I, or the Russian Revolution is necessary.
Learners will need to access kahoot in order to play trivia and review games.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The Russian Revolution included the siege of several major cities and the death of the imperial family. It occurred during a world war, and has imparted lasting effects on the Russian people to this day. Communism remains prevalent in many countries, and it is important to understand the history of this political philosophy. This class is intended for students with an interest in history and politics, and who are comfortable discussing topics such as war and revolution.