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6040. Interdisciplinary Seminar

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to LCL graduate students.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary LCL seminar team-taught by at least two faculty with different areas of specialization within LCL. Variable topics, depending on the interests of the faculty. Offered once a year (fall or spring) with change of topic. Although the course will taught in English in order to facilitate working across different languages, students will be expected to do research and and/or write seminar papers in the language(s) of their specialization, as appropriate. Candidates for the Ph.D. in Literatures, Cultures and Languages will be required to complete at least one such interdisciplinary seminar before advancing to candidacy.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Fall 2024 5900 Storrs In Person Waller, James 001 Reg Tu 1:30pm‑4:00pm
0/5 GENT 140C 3.00 Graded 6040 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.