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5450. Contemporary Issues in Genocide Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary analysis of critical topics in contemporary studies of genocide including the legal and social meaning of genocide and crimes against humanity, the causes and dynamics of genocide and mass atrocities, the immediate and intergenerational effect of genocide on individuals and groups, the question of accountability, and the role of perpetrators and bystanders.

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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Fall 2024 5930 Storrs In Person Waller, James 001 Reg Tu 1:30pm‑4:00pm
8/10 GENT 140C 3.00 Graded Course Topic: Deeply Divided Societies Course Description: A deeply divided society is one where violence, or even the threat of violence in times of peace, keeps a society divided along social identity lines. These deep social cleavages leave societies at increased risk for large-scale violent conflict, including genocide or other atrocity crimes. This course analyzes risk assessment for genocide and mass atrocity through systematic analyses of case studies of deeply divided societies. These case studies will include, but are not limited to, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States. Particular attention will be paid to the enduring impact of these deep identity divisions and the ways in which truth, memory, and justice continue to be pursued in each case.