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Rwandan Society and Genocide


This course involves intensive sociological study of Rwandan society, with a particular focus on its 1994 genocide. Topics include historical, social, and cultural background; assessment of theoretical explanations for the genocide; the extent of international intervention to stop it; and post-genocide social institutions and culture. Prerequisite: IIHGS 155, SOC 305 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as HGS 427. Spring, even years.