Apr 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


    HIS 343 - JYS Duty to Resist

    Civic and faith-based duty to resist injustice and tyranny is regaining importance around the world as liberal democracy faces new perils. In this course, students will learn about resistance to tyranny in Europe in the twentieth century as a basis for comparison with civic and faith-based responsibilities today. By analyzing resistance to fascism, communism, and imperialism, students will understand better the motivations to resist, the obstacles in the way of resistance, and the measure of success and failure of resistance.  Students will study resistance to the Nazis, Gandhi’s resistance to the British, and Mandela’s resistance to Apartheid.

    Credits: 3