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GEG 220 - Geography of Genocide

3 Credits

Geography of Genocide is the spatial analysis of modern acts of genocide and crimes against humanity. GEG 220 increases student knowledge of the diversity of the global society in which we live including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities and the “others” who have been historically segregated, discriminated, and/or victims of genocide and crimes against humanity due to their age, color or race, creed, class or socioeconomic status, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical ability, gender and sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief system, or any other basis of hate. Major topics include anti-Semitism, ethnocentrism, racism, xenophobia, the Armenian Genocide, Holodomor, Holocaust, Indonesian Genocide, Cambodian Genocide, Rwandan Genocide, and Bosnian Genocide.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

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 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 preventing and responding to genocide and crimes against humanity.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023