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POLS 440  The Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism  Units: 3.00  
An exploration of the causes of ethnic conflict, but focuses in particular on the strategies which states use to manage or resolve such conflicts. The review of state strategies is comprehensive in nature: using case studies, it includes approaches which are morally unacceptable as well as approaches which many consider morally desirable.
Learning Hours: (LECTURE) 120 (36L;84P). LEARNING HOURS (SEMINAR) 120 (36 Seminar, 12 Group Learning, 72 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 4 or above and registration in a POLS Major, Joint Honours, or POPE Plan) and ([POLS 250/3.0 and POLS 350/3.0] or POLS 250/6.0*) and a (minimum GPA of 2.50 on all units in POLS).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop theoretical, analytical, and communication skills to serve you beyond the course.
  2. Learn about empirical cases from different regions of the world.
  3. Learn new tools for drawing comparative lessons on the politics of nationalism and ethnicity studies from empirical cases.