|Semester||Fall Semester, 2017|
|Department||MA Program of Diplomacy, First Year PhD Program of Diplomacy, First Year MA Program of Diplomacy, Second Year PhD Program of Diplomacy, Second Year|
|Course Name||Seminar on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism|
This course is a seminar, and student attendance and participation are essential to the course. Preparation and discussion are therefore highly encouraged. The composition of evaluation is as follows:
Each week one to two students will be responsible for analyzing and critiquing the assigned readings. This presentation should include a 15 minute assessment of the author’s main argument(s), the evidences and sources used, and the principal findings.
Each student will be presenting his/her views and leading the discussion twice in this semester. Prior to his/her presentation, the student is required to submit a 2-3 page essay highlight the key analytical issues in assigned readings.
The class will be divided into several groups to present case studies with regard to ethnic conflict and terrorism. Cases will be derived from contemporary and current events.
Discussion is essential to the class and students are required to submit questions based upon the reading materials for each week (one question for MA students and two for PhD students) prior to the class.
Details will follow.
I. Grading Scale and Definition: (Applicable to assignments, class discussions and participation.)
Source: Adapted from Dalhousie University, https://www.dal.ca/campus_life/academic-support/grades-and-student-records/grade-scale-and-definitions.html.
II. Rubric for Presentation: (Applicable to all presentations; students expected to be equipped with capabilities indicated in “scoring criteria.”)
Source: Adapted from: http:\\hplengr.engr.wisc.edu/Rubric_Presentation.doc
|Textbook & Reference|
John Horgan and Kurt Braddock, eds., Terrorism Studies: A Reader (NY: Routledge, 2012).
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and David A. Welch, Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History, 8th Ed. (Boston, MA: Longman, 2011). 【Hereafter UGCC】
Karl Cordell and Stefan Wolff, eds., Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict (New York: Routledge, 2011). 【Hereafter RHEC】
Stuart Gottlieb, ed., Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010).
Rajat Ganguly, ed., Ethnic Conflict (London: Sage Publications Ltd., 2009), Volume 1-4.
Gareth Evans, The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2008).
Audrey K. Cronin and James M. Ludes, eds., Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2004).
Jack Snyder, From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (NY: W.W. Norton, 2000).
Michael Hechter, Containing Nationalism (NY: Oxford University Press, 2000).
Rogers Brubaker, Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (London: Verso, 1991).
Anthony Smith, National Identity (Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 1991).
E.J. Hobsbaum, Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, and Reality (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990).
Donald L. Horowitz, Ethnic Groups in Conflict (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985).
Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983).
[Detailed information will be assigned on a weekly basis.]
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