Instructor Info:
Name: KOJEVNIKOV, ALEXEI
Office Telephone:
Email: a.nikov@ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 HIST 350 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed15:0016:00

HIST 350: Students who are unable to attend synchronous tutorials will be accommodated.

Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed15:0016:00

HIST 350: Students who are unable to attend synchronous tutorials will be accommodated.

 HIST 350 L01Discussion1 Fri15:0016:00
Discussion2 Fri15:0016:00
 HIST 350 L02Discussion1 Wed16:0017:00
Discussion2 Wed16:0017:00
 HIST 350 L03Discussion1 Fri11:0012:00
Discussion2 Fri11:0012:00
 HIST 350 L04Discussion1 Fri9:0010:00
Discussion2 Fri9:0010:00
 HIST 393 201Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

Cross-listed with PHIL 360. What is science? There is no single answer, but to begin to understand it as a human practice, a body of knowledge, or an instrument for change, we will read some of the key classics in the history of science and use this understanding to address philosophical questions on the methods and scope of science. We will first read brief selections from Aristotle, Copernicus, and the leading seventeenth-century natural philosophers: Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Boyle and Newton. Next we will read a survey of eighteenth-century science (Hankins), and an account of nineteenth-century British science (Laura Snyder, The Breakfast Club). We will finish with Thomas Kuhns challenge to the claim that there is continuous scientific progress. There will be two midterm tests and ~

and one final exam, and one short essay on the Snyder book, based on an assigned question.

 HIST 403L 101Seminar1 Wed11:0013:00

This seminar will be held online. The topic is International communist movement and its legacies: The seminar explores the international role of communist movements during the twentieth century, their ambitious or utopian goals and more modest, but impressive accomplishments. Particular attention will be paid to the following topics: the opposition to WWI and the principle of self-determination, communist internationalism and the rise of anti-imperialist movements, womens equality project, ethnic minorities rights and affirmative action, government regulation and planning, public health care and higher education, labour movement and workers rights, military confrontation with international fascism and WWII, international peace movement, decolonization in Asia and Africa, the struggle a and ~

gainst racism and segregation in the US and South Africa, communist sects (Anarchism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Eurocommunism), the fall of communist parties in Eastern Europe and their continuing influence in Asia.

 HIST 575B 201Seminar2 Tue10:0012:30

Theme: International Communist Movements

 PHIL 360 001Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

This course is cross-listed with HIST 393. Students can register in either section.