This course introduces students to the principal concepts, questions and answers in the study of ethnic conflict. The goal of the course is to build foundational knowledge on the study of ethnic politics and ethnic conflict. The course begins by addressing why, how and when ethnicity matters. We will study different theories of ethnically-based indentification and mobilization. We will then move on to examine different types of ethnic conflict, ranging from ethnic violence in civil war to ethnic riots. In addition, we will study consequences of and alternative solutions to ethnic conflict. This course counts towards the distribution requirement for the Political Science major.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Eth; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC