|History 301||HIS 301|
|Special Topics in History: Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in the Twentieth Century||3 (0-3-0-0)|
This course is intended to introduce students to events of genocide and ethnic cleansing in the 20th century. More specifically, the course will examine: 1' the legal, historical and contested definitions of what constitutes a "genocide"; and 2' which horrific events in the 20th century should be treated by historians as "genocides". The course will also enable students to compare and contrast these historical events to see whether there are any common characteristics that help to define what constitutes a genocide.
Prerequisites: History (6) and 2nd year standing required