GOVT 3785

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

This course will expose students to the theory and practice of civil disobedience in historical and contemporary perspectives. Do citizens have obligations to obey unjust laws? What makes disobedience civil rather than criminal? How do people take power into their own hands without recourse to violence? How has political dissent transformed in a digital era? And how do acts of protest influence public opinion and policy? We will pursue answers to these questions and others through studying both classic theorists of civil disobedience and contemporary debates about whistleblowing, direct action, nonviolence, and hacktivism.

When Offered Fall.

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    Combined with: AMST 3785PHIL 2945

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt