Genocide in the Modern World: An Introduction

3 credits

GN_HON 2231H

Honors - General
Honors College

This course examines the multitude of genocide’s facets – its causes, course of events, consequences, and the pursuit of prevention and punishment – since the advent of the Twentieth Century (with some examination of historical antecedents). Specific historical and conceptual aspects of various case studies will be examined and a framework for the study of genocide will be developed and applied, starting with the legal definition of genocide and ending with very nuanced theories, behaviors, and components of specific events. The class will use foundational case studies to understand the place of genocide throughout history and end with an investigation into current and on-going genocides, as well as the international pursuit of justice in the wake of these events. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Honors eligibility required.