2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 327 History of Genocide: 500 C.E. to the Present

3 hours 

This course examines the history of genocide from 500 C.E. to the present and provides a conceptual and historical overview of genocide from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Students will learn about the relationship of genocide with imperialism, war, and social revolution through a large range of case studies. Students will analyze themes of memory, denial, and justice through the lens of international law and human right s organizations and their contributions to genocide studies. Students will grapple with the reason societies have failed to acknowledge and take responsibility for genocidal acts. The class may participate in on-site visits to non-governmental organizations and other institutions engaged in documenting, remembering, and following acts of genocide that might be taking place at the moment. 




ENG 201, and HIS course or HJS 250 or permission of the instructor