HIST 3600 Conflict and Genocide in Africa
4 semester hours
This course will cover the causes, dynamics, and consequences of conflict in Africa. It will examine some of the conflicts that have become genocidal, debate the characteristics of war that make one conflict a genocide and another a just war. The course delves into conflict analysis and resolution debates; the international humanitarian, legal, and diplomatic responses, including a reflection on the emergence of the term “genocide”; the global politics and commerce that fanned conflicts in Africa; the search for peace and stability in post-cold war Africa; and the place of Africa in the global “war on terrorism.”
HIST Concentration: Race, Gender, and Culture.