Fall 2023 Middle East GU4357 section 001

WAR,GENOCIDE,& AFTERMATH COMP PERSPECTIV

WAR GENOCIDE AND AFTERMATH

Call Number 10903
Day & Time
Location
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
C01 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Khatchig Mouradian
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This 4000-level course examines how societies grapple with the legacy of mass violence, through an exploration of historical texts, memoirs, textbooks, litigation, and media reports and debates on confronting the past. Focusing on case studies of the Herero Genocide, the Armenian genocide during WWI, and the Holocaust and the Comfort Women during WWII, students investigate the crime and its sequelae, looking at how societies deal with skeletons in their closets ( engaging in silence, trivialization, rationalization, and denial to acknowledgment, apology, and repair); surveying responses of survivors and their descendants (with particular attention to intergeneration transmission of trauma, forgiveness, resentment, and the pursuit of redress); and dissecting public debates on modern day issues that harken back to past atrocities.

Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 29 students (30 max) as of 11:46PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Middle East
Number GU4357
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Section key 20233MDES4357W001