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HIST 4251 History of Ethnic Conflict&Genocide/20th Century (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course focuses on the history of ethnic conflict and genocide in the twentieth century. It begins with the Armenian genocide, and will include the starvation of millions of Ukrainians under Stalin, the Holocaust, and ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia. The goal of the class will be to develop analytical tools to distinguish the causes of genocides in the twentieth century. To give a global perspective to these problems, there will also be several weeks devoted to the mass murders committed by the Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia, the Rwandan genocide, and the current crisis in the Sudan.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Balazs Szelenyi

Prerequisites: History Core

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Last Updated: 22-Feb-14