Classes

Transitional Justice and the Politics of Truth Commissions

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Fall

GOV 94GY | Transitional Justice and the Politics of Truth Commissions

Scholars, policymakers, and political leaders have long debated appropriate responses to severe human rights violations that occur during periods of civil conflict, war, and genocide. This course introduces students to interdisciplinary studies in transitional justice and post-conflict reconciliation by focusing on the work of truth and reconciliation commissions. Students will examine key concepts and theoretical perspectives that are central to...

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Race, Film, and American Politics

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Spring

Gov 1313 | Visions and Voices: Race, Film, and American Politics

 

Race, Film, and American Politics is a course that examines the multifaceted ways in which racial and ethnic identity has been represented in American film. Drawing on political science, sociology, anthropology, and film and media studies, we will assess the ways in which the mainstream media in the United States — focusing primarily on the Hollywood film industry — has portrayed...
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Global Ethnic Politics

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Spring

Gov 94YG | Dominance and Difference: Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective

Global Ethnic Politics is an undergraduate course that focuses on the social and political implications of ethnic identities in different parts of the world. The course provides a comparative, global analysis of race and ethnicity, and is designed to help students understand the history, dynamics, and salience of ethnic inequality and political cleavage. Issues under consideration include definitions...
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