Apr 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

HUM 123 - The Russian Experience


Course Description: This course includes a two week travel-study experience in Russia.  To prepare for the cultural and social experience of traveling and studying in Russia, students will participate in classes introducing the culture, history, current events, and language of Russia.  As with all International studies programs at MCC, students are expected to share what they have learned with the college community upon completion of the course.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Multicultural/Global Literacy, Critical Thinking, Personal and Professional Development, and Written and Oral Communication.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete 12 credits at MCC in order to apply for this fellowship program.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Science, or Behavioral Science Elective
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Summarize the history and social structures and institutions of Russia
  • Analyze the political struggle of Russia and Eastern Europe through revolutions, reactions and current political realities
  • Describe Russia’s economic and cultural development and evaluate its development in comparison to other contemporary Eastern European countries
  • Examine and compare Russia’s environmental and cultural preservation strategies with those of other countries through discussion and experiential service learning
  • Analyze cultural and social change in Russia, paying particular attention to the contemporary 
  • Write reflective analysis for e-portfolios that employ print and visual sources to explore and identify the social consequences of Russia’s commitment to cultural preservation and environmental sustainability and its emergence into the global economy


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