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Fall 2019 Middle East GU4349 section 001
War, Internment, and Incarceration
War, Internment, Incarceration

Call Number 41132
Day & Time
Location
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Khatchig Mouradian
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description Forcibly moving civilians to designated areas as a wartime measure has constituted a widely practiced military strategy for centuries. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, colonial powers increasingly provided more structure and organization to these policies of relocation and internment in the Americas, Africa, and East Asia. This course provides a social history of civilian internment and mass murder from late-19th century colonial cases to World War II.
Through case studies of the Spanish-Cuban war, the South African War, the Philippines-American War, the genocide of the Herrero and Nama in Southwest Africa, the Armenian Genocide, and the Holocaust, the course traces the evolution of the concentration camp from a counter-insurgency strategy in wartime to a weapon of mass murder. The course also examines the internment of Japanese Americans, and the Japanese “comfort stations” in comparative perspective.

 
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 16 students (20 max) as of 5:05PM Sunday, August 25, 2019
Subject Middle East
Number GU4349
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To School of the Arts, Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193MDES4349W001

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