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Revolution and Resistance in the Modern World

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for second options that fulfills your interests.

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course introduces students to the history and theory of rebellion, revolt, and resistance. From peasant rebellions to urban uprisings, from heretical movements to nationalist struggles, the course examines how communities resisted and negotiated structures of power, be they bureaucratic, religious, social, or political. In doing so, we will learn about the context in which these events occurred and encounter the people who led and made up these movements- women and men, mystics and soldiers, farmers and artisans, teachers and journalists. We will trace the changes that occurred to the nature of resistance across time and space, whether through swords and muskets on the streets of Paris and Istanbul in the early modern period, or through print journalism and secret meetings in Cairo and London in the modern period.

Daily Course Expectations

  • 6 hours of daily work
  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
  • 2 required synchronous sessions per day: 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. CST

Course Considerations

Writing Intensive
Reading Intensive
Discussion Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 08

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Basil Salem

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)
Examining Culture and Society
Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)

Class Specifics

Course Code

SOSC 25311 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks