POS-3270 Revolutions, Transformed Economics, and Social Change

3 credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: One POS or HIS course.

From 1688 to 1978 the world was wracked by a series of violent upheavals referred to as revolutions that affect our lives on a daily basis on every continent on the globe. From the English revolution in 1688, through the American in 1776 and the French in 1789, the Bolshevik in 1917, to that of Iran in 1978, the Christian and Muslim fundamentalist revolutionary movements in the 21st century. What were/are these movements? How do they come about? What factors play a role in their development? What are their religious, national, psychological, economic and social consequences? Who leads and participates in them, wins and loses, and why? We shall study all. Meets Part III of the GECC.