Genocide and Human Rights


Analyzes the phenomenon of genocide from an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring the ways that violence intersected with gender, race, and religion. Combines the history of genocide with the history of humanitarianism, international law, and human rights, seeking to understand their successes and failures. Case studies cover the twentieth century up to the present and may include mass violence in Armenia, the Congo, the Holocaust, Nigeria/Biafra, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Sudan. An interdisciplinary approach will be used, seeking to investigate genocide and human rights from the heights of international law to the depths of the human heart, using tools of political science, literature, and history.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 345
  • RIGHTS 272
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring