Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

POL 317 Revolutions and Revolutionaries(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. The character of revolutions as states of exception and their constitution as state power. Focusing on three transformative revolutions--the American, Russian and Chinese Revolutions--the emphasis is on the justification for the seizures of power and their underlying legitimacy for state institutions. This should lead to a more complete understanding of contemporary revolutions. Prerequisites: (POL 100 or POL 103) and a POL 200-level or above.