HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Ethnicity and its Challenges: Exploring the Impact of Ethnicity through Case Studies Across Time and Space
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
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Details

Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
25
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/23/20 - 11/18/20. (Drop/Add deadline=10/06/20.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Instructor:

Description

Why do ethnic tensions arise and what drives them? What role does the history of an ethnic minority play? What are the social and economic impacts of ethnic tensions? What should be done to mitigate social tensions? This course will not provide all of the answers to these questions; it will, however, start a conversation that will be continued in students’ college careers and beyond. During this course, we will explore the various impacts of ethnic minorities. Case studies include the Hutu/Tutsi tension in Rwanda in the 1990’s, the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Roma in Bulgaria, and Native Americans in the United States, among others. Through these case studies, students will be asked to identify the paramount conditions leading to the development of ethnic tension and will analyze the political, economic, historical, social, and cultural implications of these tensions. This course will begin with a philosophical framework, examining the various meanings of ethnicity and whether it is a constructed or a natural concept, while weighing the respective strengths and weaknesses of various conceptualizations. With this conversation as a launching point, we will explore the reasons for ethnic tensions across the globe and across time. Students will be introduced to collaborative research and have rich, thought-provoking discussions about ethnicity, its consequences, and what it means in our world.

Course Requirements:

Attend class weekly, complete brief assignments, and participate in our online and in-class discussions.

Intended Audience:

Honors students in their first year at the University of Michigan

Schedule

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18294
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes. This section meets 9/22 through 11/17.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
16965
Closed
0
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
W 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/23 through 11/18.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
17423
Open
2
4LSA Hnrs Y1
-
Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/22 through 11/17.
004 (SEM)
 In Person
22910
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/21 through 11/16.
005 (SEM)
 In Person
17934
Open
2
2LSA Hnrs Y1
-
F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This section does not start the first week of classes.This section meets 9/25 through 11/20.

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