Sep 24, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1031 - Revolutionaries and Revolutions: Hijacked Revolutions?

Hours: 4
Contemporary revolutions in the mid-East and North Africa grab our attention as news reports focus on the revolutionaries’ democratic hopes and aspirations. But how will these revolutions turn out? Will the revolutions serve the interests of the people, or will the revolutions be blown off course, with special interests or other aims winning out? We will address these questions by examining how revolutionary aims and revolutionary outcomes have matched-up in the past. In our exploration, we’ll analyze a number of case studies including the American Revolution, The French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, The Cuban Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution.