This course is a comparative analysis of the problems, causes, stages, and accomplishments of some of the most significant revolutions in modern times– such as the French Revolution of 1789, the Russian revolutions of 1917 and 1991, the Chinese Revolution, the Iranian Revolution, the Eastern European and the South African revolutions of the later half of the 20th century. In addition, the course examines Islamic revolutionary movements and the 2011 Arab spring revolutions.
Like an on-campus college-level undergraduate course, Modern Revolutions online will take approximately 135-150 hours to complete, depending on the student. While assignments will be done on the computer asynchronously, this is not a self-paced course since there are specific assignments you must complete each week. Nonetheless, online learning gives you the flexibility to choose when within the required time frames, you will post your answers, assignments, and comments.