Major - Case Studies in Violent Conflict

GEND 2226  Case Studies in Violent Conflict


Any 18 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course investigates the social, political and legal conditions that make possible the persecution of vulnerable groups. We examine how specific groups are constructed as social or political threats and targeted as scapegoats, enemies, or even non-human. The course may focus on phenomena such as general religious, ethnic or political persecution; the role of persecution in maintaining social and sexual oppression or vice versa; and how persecution and fear may escalate into violent conflict, ethnic cleansing, or genocide. This course may be credited towards Political Science.

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