HIS464H1: Religion and Violence in Comparative Perspective

Hours

24S

Examines varying roles of religion in cases of genocide and extreme violence. Seminar proceeds from recent cases (Darfur, Rwanda, wars associated with break-up of Yugoslavia) backward through the 20th century (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Holocaust, Armenians, Herero) and the 19th century (Belgian Congo, Caucasus, native peoples in the Americas).

Prerequisite
one course in HIS/REL/Peace and Conflict
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)