Political Violence

POL SCI XL 150
This course examines the use of violence in revolutionary processes: demonstrations, mass uprisings, coup d'état, assassination, and terrorism.
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What you can learn.

  • Identify the causes of violence and the various forms it takes
  • Explain how violence is used by revolutionary forces to achieve political goals
  • Explain how international institutions and states can prevent the use of violence
  • Use various tools to study the phenomenon of political violence

About this course:

Examination of one or several different uses of violence in revolutionary process: demonstrations, mass uprisings, coup d'etat, assassination, and terrorism. Transferable for UC credit.

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