Fall 2023 Human Rights UN3970 section 001

Introduction to Genocide Studies

Intro to Genocide Studies

Call Number 18445
Day & Time
W 12:10pm-2:00pm
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Glenn Mitoma
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the study of genocide. 

In this class, we will take a critical approach to understanding genocide, meaning:

  • we will try to avoid easy moralizing and distancing of genocide;
  • we won’t take existing legal and political definitions of genocide for granted; and
  • we will think about power in relation to genocide perpetration and prevention.

Our strategy will be interdisciplinary, meaning:

  • we will explore the ways historians, psychologist, lawyers, political scientists, and others have tried to understand genocide; and
  • we will reflect on the limits on what and how we can know about genocide as a human experience.

This course aspires to be practical and applied, meaning

  • this course fundamentally anti-genocidal in its purpose, and
  • students will have the opportunity to contribute to and/or develop practical efforts commemorate, advocate against, or prevent the perpetration of genocide.
Web Site Vergil
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 22 students (22 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Status Full
Subject Human Rights
Number UN3970
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20233HRTS3970W001