48.317 Sociology of Genocide

Sociology of Genocide

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5846
Status Active

The deliberate destruction of an ethnic group is an historical event and a social process. This course addresses such questions as: Why do genocides occur? Why do people become genocide perpetrators? How do genocides affect survivors and their offspring? How can genocide be prevented? Focus is on Native American, Armenian and Jewish experiences and recent cases of ethnic cleansing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 48.101 Intro to Sociology.