POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 Political Violence and the United States
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The United States of America was conceived in and has been largely understood as well as defined by its use of political violence. This includes, but is not limited to, the American revolution, the genocide of the native population, the enslavement of Africans, the civil war, presidential assassinations, lynching, occupations of Central and Latin America as well as the Caribbean and Middle East, interstate wars (declared and undeclared), the persecutions of radicals (on the right as well as the left), international covert actions (assassinations and coups), educational training academies in torture and counter-insurgency, urban riots, some of the most famous social movements the world has ever known, the terrorist attacks in Oklahoma and 9/11, the occupy-reoccupy movements, gang violence in the inner cities, police shootings of civilians and the global war on terror. This course will assist students in better understanding what has happened, why it happened, and what this political violence has meant for those within the United States, as well as those outside of it.

This course is in the American subfield.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
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001 (REC)
Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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