ERIC Number: ED038884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1949
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Teaching Russian Civilization.
American Association of University Professors Bulletin, v35 p651-660 1949
Prior to World War Two, Slavic studies in America treated history, literature, and language as isolated disciplines and often neglected the study of Russian literature written after 1917. The pragmatic necessities of the war questioned the relevance of this traditional approach and specialists appeared, concentrating their efforts on the recent Soviet period exclusively. Thus, Russian studies became distinct from Slavic studies. This article explores how integration of former traditional and fragmented approaches in Slavic studies and the more recent Russian studies has begun at a number of American colleges. (RL)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational History, Educational Problems, European History, Foreign Culture, History, History Instruction, Language, Literature, Russian, Sociocultural Patterns, Western Civilization, World History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East Eruopean Languages, New York, New York, December 28, 1948