Riots and Rebellions

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Riots and Rebellions

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Peace and Conflict

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 credit points (2 courses) of first-year history/art history or the approval of the coordinator

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Riots and rebellions have been the means for popular protests against injustices, to right wrongs, and influence political events. Peasants in medieval England, African slaves and indigenous peoples in the New World, mariners in pre-modern Europe, and convicted felons in the Australain colonies, all had rebellions. Some - such as the American colonists' rebellions agains imperial Spain and England - bacame major revolutions with lasting national consequences. Others were shortlived uprisings in the face of overwhelming change. Exploring the circumstances surrounding selected rebellions, students study the dynamcis of change and continuity in the transformation of pre-industrial communities into the modern industrial world.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.