Globalization of Russian culture as manifested in popular/academic cultural forms, including political ideologies, media/artistic texts, film, theater/television, markets, educational/legal institutions, historical/ contemporary social movements. Examination of ethical issues in context of such topics as the relationship between church and state; evolution of a totalitarian government into a democratic state; reproductive rights; struggle against corruption in education, finance, police; role of censorship; views of citizenship, patriotism, valor, and treason; historical perspectives on prison camps, abuses of psychiatry. Offered in the Duke in Russia Program. Instructor consent required. One course.