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Instructor: John D. Treadway Spring 1994
Office: Ryland Hall 109 Office Phone: 289-8343 E-mail: Treadway@URVAX.URICH.EDU Office Hours: MWF 11:30-12:20 and by appointment. Scope of Course: A survey of the history of the Balkan peninsula in modern times (through about 1989-90); the development of Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, the Yugoslav lands, and Greece; a study of the rise and fall of Balkan communisms. Prerequisites: History 106 or 116 or permission of instructor. Readings: (all available at University of Richmond Bookstore): Text: Barbara Jelavich, History of the Balkans, II: The Twentieth Century Auxiliary text: M. Wesley Shoemaker, Russia, Eurasian States and Eastern Europe 1993 Collaterals: Ivo Andric, Bridge on the Drina Ismail Kadare, Chronicle in Stone Hugh Poulton, The Balkans: Minorities and States in Conflict A-V: time permitting, slides and/or films will be shown to supplement lectures and readings. Course requirements/grade composition: For undergraduate students: 24% Final exam (comprehensive, emphasis on material covered since 2nd midterm) 20% Higher of two midterm scores 18% Lower of two midterm scores 15% Independent work 18% Out-of-class papers 5% MAPS! For graduate students: 23% Final exam 19% Higher of two midterm scores 16% Lower of two midterm scores 23% Independent work 15% Out-of-class papers 4% MAPS! Independent work for undergraduates (refer to handouts): Option A: Research paper (at least ten pages) OR Option B: 600 pages of reading on the country (or topic) of your choice; reading reports required. One of your final exam questions will be based upon your independent work. Independent work for graduates - See instructor for details All students are encouraged and graduate students are required to use the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty transcripts in Boatwright Library and to become familiar with electronic databases such as Lexis-Nexis. Grading Scale: A+ 97-100 A 93-97 A- 90-93 B+ 87-90 B 83-87 B- 80-83 C+ 77-80 C 73-77 C- 70-73 D+ 67-70 D 63-67 D- 60-63 Important Dates: Monday, February 28 First Midterm Monday, March 28 Second Midterm Wednesday, April 20 Independent work due - in class! Monday, April 25 Last day of class Friday, May 6 Final exam Don't forget to bring blue books and use dark ink! Late paper policy (also applies to independent work): 24-hour grace period (actually until 5 P.M. of the following afternoon) without penalty. 1 letter grade penalty assessed for each additional 24-hour period. Attendance policy: Excessive absences can/will have a negative effect on your course grade. TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE Text chapters refer to Jelavich. M JAN 17 Course introduction W 19 Physical geography F 21 Cultural and linguistic geography M 24 Greece to 1913 Text: Chapter 1 W 26 Romania to 1914 Text: Chapter 1 F 28 Bulgaria to 1914 Text: Chapter 1 M 31 Serbia to 1914 Text: Chapter 1 W FEB 2 Montenegro to 1914 Text: Chapter 1 F 4 Dual Monarchy: Overview Text: Chapter 2 M 7 Dual Monarchy: Croatia Text: Chapter 2 W 9 Dual Monarchy: Transylvania and Bukovina Text: Chapter 2 F 11 Dual Monarchy: Bosnia-Hercegovina and Sanjak Text: Chapter 2 M 14 Ottoman Empire: Review Text: Chapter 3 W 16 Ottoman Empire: Albania and Macedonia; the Balkan Wars Text: Chapter 3 F 18 World War I Text: Chapter 4 M 21 World War I and Peace Treaties; Andric paper (#1) due Text: Chapter 4 W 23 Review/TBA F 25 Interwar Yugoslavia (Part I) Text: Chapters 5 and 6 M 28 TEST #1 W MAR 2 Interwar Yugoslavia (Part II) F 4 Interwar Greece Text: Chapters 5, 6 and 7 M 7 Interwar Romania Text: Chapters 5, 6 and 7 W 9 Interwar Bulgaria Text: Chapters 5, 6 and 7 F 11 Interwar Albania Text: Chapters 5, 6 and 7 M 14 SPRING BREAK W 16 SPRING BREAK F 18 SPRING BREAK M 21 Interwar Yugoslavia (Part III) Text: Chapters 6 and 7 W 23 Review: Kadare paper (#2) due F 25 Post-War Overview: Greek Civil War, Tito-Stalin Split Text: Chapter 8 M 28 TEST #2 W 30 Communist Bulgaria I Text: Chapters 8 and 9 F APR 1 Communist Bulgaria II Text: Chapters 8 and 9 M 4 Communist Romania I Text: Chapters 8 and 9 W 6 Communist Romania II Text: Chapters 8 and 9 F 8 Independent work M 11 Communist Albania I Text: Chapters 8 and 9 W 13 Communist Albania II Text: Chapters 8 and 9 F 15 Communist Yugoslavia I; Independent work due Text: Chapters 8 and 9 M 18 Communist Yugoslavia II Text: Chapters 8 and 9 W 20 Communist Yugoslavia III Text: Chapters 8 and 9 F 22 Regional Trends M 25 Postwar Greece; Poulton paper (#3) due Text: Chapter 10 F May 6 FINAL EXAM (9:00-12:00) .
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