Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide in Comparative Perspective (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This course explores ethnic cleansing and genocide as one of the central events in the twentieth century. Designed as a comparative and interdisciplinary inquiry, it looks at the ways historical context, political realities, sociological, ideological, and cultural components enable ethnic cleansing and genocide. It examines legal issues as well as social and economic dynamics, such as the connections between environment, resources, security, conflict, and peacemaking. The course analyzes eight cases of ethnic cleansing and genocide including the Herero genocide, the Armenian genocide, the Nanking Massacre, the Holocaust, the Cambodian genocide, the Rwandan genocide, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Sudan genocide. Usually offered every spring.