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POLS 230 Revolutions in the Modern World • 5 Cr.


Studies the forces that produce significant changes in a nation's social, economic, or political ideas and institutions. Students analyze "revolutions" such as those in England, America, France, Russia, and China. Same as HIST 230. Either POLS 230 or HIST 230 can be taken for credit, not both. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define the concept of Revolution.
  • Compare and contrast important revolutions (ie England, America, France, Russia, China and Iran).
  • Recall and discuss the major impetus for revolutions (ie relative deprivation theory, ethnic conflict).
  • Discuss the role of minorities and their placement within society as a cause for revolution.
  • Identify the ramifications of revolutions in world political relations (ie British revolution, American Revolution, Russian Revolution, Iranian Revolution, Chinese Revolution).



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