HIS101Y1: Histories of Violence

Hours: 
48L/20T

Ranging widely chronologically and geographically, this course explores the phenomenon of violence in history. It examines the role and meanings of violence in particular societies (such as ancient Greece and samurai Japan), the ideological foundations and use of violence in the clash of cultures (as in slavery, holy wars, colonization, and genocide), and the effects and memorialization of violence.

Prerequisite: 

None

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Society and its Institutions (3)