Fall 2009 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course will examine mass murder in the 20th century. Through the careful analysis of four modern genocides - Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, and Rwanda - we will investigate definitions and conceptions of genocide and consider its place in history. We will also discuss different theories of responsibility, guilt, justice, and evil; issues of survivorship (among both victims and perpetrators); and gradations of political violence. The final weeks of the course will be devoted to considerations of international criminal tribunals, truth commissions, and human rights.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(GOVT-Theory)
Tentative readings include:
Gourevitch, Philip WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED WITH OUR FAMILIES
Staub, Ervin THE ROOTS OF EVEIL
Wiesel, Elie NIGHT
Wiesenthal, Simon THE SUNFLOWER
Chandler, David Voices from S-21: TERROR AND HISTORY IN POL POT'S SECRET PRISON
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Three 8-10 page papers.
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