This course will examine the causes, nature, and consequences of sudden, dramatic changes in modern societies. Building on skills acquired in earlier humanities and English courses, students will analyze how diverse individuals and communities have experienced and influenced major social and political upheavals. The course will focus closely on the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution, as well as examine reform movements and political thought of the late eighteenth century. Students will consider a wide range of texts and sources, including artwork, literature, political pamphlets, and philosophical writings. This course will serve as preparation for advanced work in history.
Revolutions and Rebellions
Enrollment in or completion of Literary Analysis and Argumentation (OE009) or Textual Analysis and Argumentation (OE010)