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GOVT-440Minority Representation and Ethnic Conflict (3)
Course Level: Undergraduate
Ethnic conflicts are the major barriers to peace and democracy around the world. This course grapples with how political institutions can be constructed to produce stable and successful democracies. It focuses on how minorities have gone from oppression to representation, starting with African Americans and Latinos in the United States, but also in European, African, Asian, and Latin American countries. Students have wide latitude to design the major course assignment around the country or problem that most interest them. Prerequisite: GOVT-130, and minimum 2.5 GPA.