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HIST556 THE CAUCASUS: HISTORY AND POLITICS

Course Code: 2400556
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE PAMR DETRCH
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This graduate level course will examine the history of the north and south Caucasus from its early history to the present. The course will cover the origins of the peoples; the conquest of the North and the south Caucasus by the Russian Empire; the incorporation of these regions into the Empire and the subsequent social, cultural, economic and political changes; the collapse of the Soviet Union and the significant problems of the post-Soviet period, resistance, developments, social conflicts and cooperation, and liberalization and democratization to the present day.