Middlebury

HIST 0115

Genocides Throughout History

Genocides Throughout History
With the devastation of the Holocaust and other more recent events, the study of genocide has mainly focused on the modern period. Yet, mass killings and other atrocities abound in earlier centuries as well. In this course we will focus on examples across time and space to gain a more comprehensive understanding of such phenomena. We will consider the very meaning of “genocide” as well as the suitability of other terms. We will also discuss different explanations of everything from perpetrators’ motivations to victims’ responses. Finally, we will examine the possibility of preventing genocides. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP HIS SOC

Sections

Spring 2020

HIST0115A-S20 Lecture (Bennette)

Winter 2018

HIST0115A-W18 Lecture (Bennette)