Culture and Explosion: How Russian Culture Changed the World


Examination of Russian contributions to advancements in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts (visual/textual/musical). Special attention is paid to the contributions of Mendeleev (chemistry), Vygotsky and Luria (cognitive and developmental psychology/neuroscience), Lobachevsky (non-Euclidean geometry), Sakharov (nuclear physics, dissident), Kandinsky and Filonov (visual arts), Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev (composers), Zamiatin, Jakobson, Lotman, Bakhtin, Voloshinov (semiotics, theories of artistic texts).
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 533
  • PUBPOL 508
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring