Courses: Focus: Psychology of Genocide (PSYCB125001)

Spring 2014

Class Number: 1383
This is a half-semester “focus course." Introduction to the psychology of genocide, including perpetrators, leaders, and mass sympathizers. Each week will include reading and a film introducing a difference case history: Cherokee Removal, Armenian Removal, Holocaust, Rwanda, Pol Pot, Khymer Rouge Killers, Darfur-Sudan. Text is "Why not kill them all? The logic and prevention of mass political murder" (Chirot & McCauley, 2010 paperback). Each student posts each week on Moodle a max-300-word essay identifying mechanisms of radicalization in the case history, and a comment on one other student’s post. Grading includes clicker quizzes, posts, comments, and an optional final paper.
Div: I; Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Quarter Course, Meets First Half;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1383 Div: I; SO

Department

Psychology (Web site)

Taught By

McCauley Jr,Clark R.

Meeting Times

TH 1:30pm-4:00pm