Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 438WX - Ethnic Conflict and Politics


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The course is designed to provide cadets with an overview of the relationship between ethnicity and politics. We will seek to understand both what ethnic groups are and why they often seem to be so important in a wide variety of political systems across the globe. We will pay special attention to understanding the causes of ethnic conflict. We will also spend considerable time examining various possible means of fostering inner-ethnic peace. Attention will also be paid to questions regarding the effect of ethnicity on democratic politics, economic development, and public policies. Our approach to this topic will be broadly comparative; we will draw on cases from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Note: Writing Intensive (W) and Civilizations & Cultures Course (X).