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Revolutions - POL277

This unit begins by asking what we mean by 'revolution', before briefly surveying of some of history's most important revolutions, including the English, French, and Russian.  Leading figures in these revolts are discussed in relation to their impact/s on events.  The unit then proceeds to examine smaller - though also important in their own way - revolutions, including the Chinese revolution, and the Irish revolution.  The second part of the course takes a more thematic approach, covering topics such as the Women's Revolution, the Sexual Revolution, Literature and Revolution, and the Neo-liberal (Counter) revolution.  At the end of this last lecture we examine the question of the possibility of global revolution in the 21st century.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ashley Lavelle

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): POL260, POL262
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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