POL 380M Genocide

Course Description:

This course will give students some understanding of the forms, causes, and consequences of ethnic conflict, genocide, and other types of civil violence. We will begin with a brief overview of the patterns of ethnic conflict and civilian victimization over the last century. We will then survey the major theoretical schools in history, sociology, and political science that have emerged to explain the causes of genocide at different levels of analysis. The final collaborative project will require students to develop a Genocide Awareness and Prevention website that includes both empirical and historiographical research methods, using sub-national analysis to inform international activism.

This course satisfies: SO and Upper-Level. In addition, ā€œSā€ course spring requirement is pending.


Dr. Michael Marshall


Various locations within Michigan


POL 111 or 121 or HST 300 or 353

Course Fee: