HIST 690 (04) - Seminar: Historical Expl

Sem/Rich vs. Poor

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 53041
Seminar in one of the fields listed below: A) American History, B) Atlantic History, C) Canadian History, D) Latin American History, E) Medieval History, F) European History, G) History of Islam, H) Ancient History, I) East Asian History, J) African History, K) Middle Eastern History, L) Historiography, M) Russian History, N) World History, O) British History, P) New Hampshire History, Q) Historical Methodology, R) Irish History, S) History of Science, T) Maritime History, U) Museum Studies. Course meets the History requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Full Title - Rich vs. Poor: Class Warfare in World History
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 701
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm HORT 422
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TOPIC for HIST 690 sec 04 - RICH VS. POOR: Class Warfare in World History

This course will introduce students to the most important types of class warfare in world history, and will provide them with the theoretical background needed to conduct research on conflicts between rich and poor in a variety of different historical contexts. First students will learn about ancient conflicts that informed the work of Karl Marx: the conflicts between rich and poor that led to the rise of tyranny and democracy in ancient Greece, and the class warfare that tore apart the Roman Republic and transformed it into an empire. Also covered are slave revolts and peasant uprisings in world history, from pre-modern China and Medieval Europe to the 20th century, and labor disputes from the Industrial Revolution to the contemporary US. Students will read the works of important theorists from the ancient, Enlightenment, and modern periods, including Aristotle, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, and Thomas Piketty. ​Course meets History department requirement for Group II.