Join SRAS online in 2021 and gain wide perspectives on the modern world. These courses will look at issues based in identity, diplomacy, security, regional development, and more. All of these are central to understanding not only specific regions, but how the world at large is evolving.
Each course is individual and is taken separately. We will be adding more sessions throughout the year. See below for the current lineup. Contact us with any questions and to inquire about group rates for departments or clubs.
Planning to study abroad? Take a Perspectives course and the entire cost can be applied toward your study abroad in 2021! This means it costs you nothing to get a head start on learning.
Perspectives on US-Russia Relations
We'll discuss the foreign policy of Russia to understand why US-Russia relations are less predictable now than even during the Cold war. Topics covered will include Russia's transition from Communism, as well as conflicting views on energy security, NATO expansion, and President Trump’s “America First” policy, among others. This course is a must for Russian Studies majors!
Perspectives on Ukrainian Identity
Join us for a multidimensional look at the people and events which have shaped Ukrainian identity. We will come to understand the geography, history, politics, and geopolitics of this large and fascinating country. We combine lecture, live virtual visits to sites of relevance, and panel discussions with Ukrainian students as they reflect on their own history and identity.
Perspectives on the Russian Far East
Come to understand Vladivostok and the Far East not only as part of Russia, but also within an international context. We will explore this lesser known region of Russia from the perspectives of economic and military history, urban planning and tourism, regional development, multi-cultural interaction, and international transport corridors.
Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe
This series will look at Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) from three perspectives - history, security, and democracy. As we approach the 30th anniversary of the fall of the USSR, we consider both the causes and consequences of the rapid change this area has seen and continues to see.