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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

CRIT 301 Revolution, Mobs & the Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

Intellectuals and their ideas about the good society have kindled many instances of social unrest and mobilization, from small revolts to major revolutions. Some of these, like the French, American, and Russian revolutions, have altered forever social organization and our conceptions of power structures, as well as our ideas of justice. This course explores the ideas behind revolutions and revolts, the historical events, as well as the way in which writers, painters, musicians, and other artists have responded to social cataclysms and social change, from approval and commitment to condemnation. The course looks at how artists’ responses lend complexity and nuance to ideas that triggered social change in the first place.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.