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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

HIST 130 - Introduction to History of Genocide


In this course, we will provide students with a comparative perspective that highlights both theory and concrete examples of genocide.  After surveying different approaches to genocide, we will explore different cases of mass killing that took place over the course of centuries and across several continents: 1) Genocide in early history, 2) Genocide in modern time before Holocaust - Colonial Genocide, 3) Ottoman Genocide, 4) the destruction of European Jewry during the Holocaust, 5) Yugoslavia, 6) Cambodia, 7) Africa, Great Lake Region with a focus on Rwanda Darfur and Congo.  Finally, we will discuss the problem of prevention of Genocide.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically