17.581 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate

Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions



The in-class quiz (PDF) accounts for 15% of the course grade.

Final Exam

The final exam will simply require application of the course methods to a specific case or set of cases (unknown to the student ahead of the exam).

In special circumstances, students may arrange to write a research paper to substitute for the final exam.

The final exam (PDF) accounts for 35% of the course grade.

The readings below are referenced in the final exam.

Finn, Tom. “Tawakkul Karman - profile.” The Guardian, October 7, 2011.

Mahfud, Gada. “Opinion: The Arab Awakening & Social Media.” Libya Herald, March 5, 2012.

Also, see Section 3.1 Summary of conflicts by country, and Section 4 Major events, on the Arab Spring page at Wikipedia.org.

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Spring 2013
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