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HIST 4292 War and Genocide (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Genocide has been one of the most tragic and disturbing global phenomena of the twentieth century. It has been truly global in scope, striking Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. In this course, we will explore the history of genocide and its relationship to war in global perspective, from the colonial genocides of the 19th century, the Armenian genocide in WW I, the Holocaust in WWII and the postcolonial genocides since 1945. We will also ask what might be done on an international level to combat genocide - either through military intervention or through legal prosecution.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Devin Pendas

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-17