IR515 Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
IR515 Genocide and Crimes against Humanity 3 0 6
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives • To improve students ability to think, listen, and read critically, analytically, and open-mindedly on this topic. • To help students understand that genocide is a complex process, not a singular event. • To facilitate discusson on key concepts, approaches, and ideas used in the field of genocide and crimes against humanity
Textbook Lemkin, Raphael. (2008) Axis Rule in Occupied Europe;The Lawbook Exchange; Stanton, Gregory. (1986) Genocide Watch; Hiebert, M.S. (2017) Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity. Routledge; Feierstein, Daniel. (2014), Genocide as Social Practice, Rutgers; Valentino, Benjamin A. (2004), Final Solutions, Cornell University Press; Midlarsky, Manus. (2005) The Killing Trap, Cambridge University Press; Waller, James. (2002) Becoming Evil, Oxford University Press; Mann, Michael. (2005) The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing, Oxford University Press; Donald Bloxham and Moses, Dirk A. (2010) The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies; Bećirović, Edina. (2014) Genocide on the Drina River, Yale University Press; Allen, Beverly. (1996) Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Minnesota Press; Rejali, Darius.(2007), Torture and Democracy, Princeton University Press; Fein, Helen. (2016) Human Rights and Wrongs: Slavery, Terror, Genocide; Routledge;
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods
    Week 1 Course Introduction
    Week 2 Concepts and Legal Definitions Lemkin, Raphael, 2008, pp.79-95, UN Genocide Convention; The Ten Stages of Genocide; Stanton
    Week 3 Approaches to Genocide Feierstein, Daniel. pp.11-51; Valentino, Benjamin. pp. 66-90; Midlarsky, Manus. pp. 83-110;
    Week 4 Constructionist approach to Genocide Hiebert, M.S. pp. 10-13, 23-28, 135-143
    Week 5 Genocide and Ordinary People Waller, James. pp. 175-196, 202-229
    Week 6 Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide Mann, MIchael. pp. 1-33, Donald Bloxham and Moses, Dirk A., pp. 42-60
    Week 7 Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Western Balkans Bećirović, Edina. pp. 55-143
    Week 8 Mid - term exam
    Week 9 Presentations
    Week 10 Rape and Sexual Crimes Allen, Beverly. pp.29-101; Articles;
    Week 11 Torture Rejali, Darius. pp. 46-63; Articles;
    Week 12 Slavery and Human Trafficking Fein, Helen. pp. 43-59;
    Week 13 Essay
    Week 14 Forced Disappearance and Arbitrary Imprisonment Articles
    Week 15 Review and Discussion
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 40 LO1, LO2, LO3
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    Presentation 1 10 LO1, LO4
    Midterm Exam 1 30 LO1, LO2, LO3
    Essay 1 15 LO2, LO3
    In-class Discussion 5 LO1, LO4
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lecture hours 3 15 45 Midterm Exam 16 1 16
    Presentation 10 1 10 Final Exam 30 1 30
    Individual learning 3 15 45 Essay 4 1 4
            Total Workload Hours = 150
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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