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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Sociology of the Holocaust and Genocide
The Holocaust and Genocide
Fall 2015
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002

Michelle Kelso
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of genocide from historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. The centrality of ideologies of power and race to acts of genocide. Genocides of the past century will be examined to deepen students' understanding of the crime and its aftermath.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:  Understand how the concept of genocide was developed and its international application  Develop an understanding of past genocides from a sociological perspective  Critically evaluate academic sources that discuss genocides  Identify major events that have led to genocides and the agencies that have reported on them  Compare political spectrums, racism, and other ideologies that lead to genocides  Develop better understandings of certain cases of genocide – their historical roots and continued importance today  Write, edit and refine writings that develops a conceptualization of genocide as it is applied to a particular case.

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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
Course offered every year
Spring Only
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