43.344 Revolutions in the Modern World

Revolutions in the Modern World

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38334
Status Active

In this comparative history course, we look at the theories of Marx, Barrington Moore, Crane Brinton, Theda Skocpol, William Sewell, and others on the causes, dynamics, and outcomes of revolutions in the modern world. We then consider the history of the French, Russian, Vietnamese, and Iranian Revolutions (list may vary each semester) to see how well the theories fit the events. The course ends with a discussion of whether the pattern and analyses discussed in the course are helpful in understanding a contemporary revolution, such as that in Egypt.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 43.106 The Modern World.