IRC 2014 Summer Trip: Russia's Twentieth Century
IRC Summer Trip: Russia's Twentieth Century: A Cultural History
Tentative Dates: June 28 - July 10, 2014 (final dates TBA)
The American University Initiative for Russian Culture's 2014 summer trip to Russia will explore "Russia's Twentieth Century: A Cultural History." Professor Anton Fedyashin will take ten students to visit the most significant pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and post-Soviet cultural sites in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and beyond. Mikhail Bulgakov's Master and Margarita will be the central text for the course, which students will explore through daily seminars and visits to places that appear in the book. This will be a 3-credit course open to all graduate and undergraduate students within the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Selection will be based on academic merit and the quality of applicant responses. The course will culminate in a paper exploring one of the cultural sites visited in its historical context.
The cost of the course depends upon enrollment status. For AU undergraduates, tuition is $4011 and $4320 for AU graduate students. (Consortium enrollees pay their home institution tuition.) There is a non-credit enrollment option for $2376. There is an additional $500 course fee for all to cover food and event costs above the tuition cost. See the application form (link below) for details.
To apply, please fill out the application and submit it with a copy of your transcript to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with "RUSSIA'S TWENTIETH CENTURY APPLICATION" in capital letters as the email's subject line. Please also include an electronic copy of your full transcript as a separate attachment (may be unofficial, preferably in .pdf format).