HONORS 250 - Sophomore Seminar
Section: 003 Slavery, Genocide, Refugees
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to Honors students with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Primary Instructor:

In this class, we compare patterns of race relations, focusing on three issues: slavery, genocide, and refugees. We compare two cases of slavery -- the U. S. and Brazil; several cases of genocide -- the Jewish holocaust in Nazi Germany in mid-20th century, the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s, and the Rwandan genocide recently; and two refugee migrations -- the historical immigration of Jews to the U. S. at the turn of the 20th century, as well as the immigration of Cubans to the U. S. from the middle of the 20th century to the present. Together, we aim to understand these three extreme social situations, as well as how and why racial definitions change over time and across different nations. Such comparisons show that races are socially constructed as well as that racialization is a social process. While the situations we focus on are extreme, we also focus on the efforts human beings who lived through them made to overcome them and give meaning to their lives. Several documentaries illustrate and represent the issues we grapple with intellectually. Course requirements consist of two exams (Midterm and Final) in-class, and a book review of a book whose research focused on one of the three main topics of slavery, genocide, or refugees, to be chosen by the student.

HONORS 250 - Sophomore Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
12620
Open
3
2LSA Hnrs
-
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Images of Justice: Exploring Social & Political Change through Literature, Film, Art, & Music
002 (SEM)
P
12621
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs
-
Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
003 (SEM)
P
25746
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Slavery, Genocide, Refugees (meetswith Sociology 105.001)
004 (SEM)
P
22545
Open
1
2LSA Hnrs
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Evolution of Cognition and Social Science Ways of Knowing
005 (SEM)
P
30378
Open
4
 
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Th 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: The Nature of Intelligence and Stupidity
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