Course Code: IRLS491 Course ID: 3167 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course allows the students to examine an emergent issue or event in this field of study. The course will be taught in a structured seminar format. Students are required to complete a research project.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1 Explain how the success and failure of the Chinese Revolution depended upon the mass mobilization of peasants and the combination of traditional and modern strategies.
CO-2 Examine the case of Iran in 1979 and the recent Arab Spring to identify relevant theories and concepts that are applicable to these events.
CO-3 Analyze the relationship of a revolutionary movement to the state, and to civil society.
CO-4 Distinguish the theoretical differences between Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx and Max Weber.
CO-5 Evaluate competing analyses of modernization in the field of political science and sociology.
Forum discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Midterm assignment - 25 percent
A 5 page comparative analysis of the Russian and Chinese Revolutions.
Progress assignment - 15 percent
A 3 page paper on the Mexican Revolution.
Final assignment – 35 percent
An 8 page paper. Please see assignment folder for details.
|Forum Discussions||25.00 %|
|Week 1||3.13 %|
|Week 2||3.13 %|
|Week 3||3.13 %|
|Week 4||3.13 %|
|Week 5||3.13 %|
|Week 6||3.13 %|
|Week 7||3.13 %|
|Week 8||3.13 %|
|Week 2: Progress Assessment||15.00 %|
|Week 2 - Progress Assignment||15.00 %|
|Week 5: Midtern Assessment||25.00 %|
|Week 5 - Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Week 8: Final Assessment||35.00 %|
|Week 8 - Final Paper Assignment||35.00 %|
- Required Course Textbook
- The required text for this course is:
- No required textbook.
- External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
- Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
|Book Title:||There are no required books for this course.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.