GEG 220 - Geography of Genocide
Geography of Genocide is the spatial analysis of modern acts of genocide and other crimes against humanity. As a survey course, GEG 220 is presented through four major themes: cultural, economic, physical, and political geography. Major topics include the Ottoman mass murder of Armenians, the Holodomor, the Holocaust, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, “ethnic cleansing” in the former Yugoslavia, and the genocide in Rwanda. Three class hours. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. (SUNY-OWC)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate among the major fields of Geography: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Geospatial Technology.
2. Locate and identify political units and physical features important to the Geography of Genocide.
3. Determine the fundamental geographic concepts and factors of several modern acts of genocide and other crimes against humanity.
4. Judge the effectiveness of various geographic technologies used to track and document genocide and crimes against humanity.
5. Propose a geographical perspective on responding to and preventing genocide.
Course Offered Fall and Spring