September 10, 2021
1. Personal Introduction
2. Course Learning Objectives
3. Course Expectations/Assignments
4. Course Policies
Rigorous statistical analysis
How is violence used to produce ethnicity/race?
How is media/discourse used to enable/stop violence?
What are the political consequences of violence?
Course Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives: Academic
What is ethnicity/race?
Where do ethnic/racial groups come from?
Why ethnic conflict? Is it different than other political conflicts, and why?
Why does ethnic violence occur?
Do 10 out of 12 weeks
On Canvas discussion board
Describe key idea/insight from reading(s) and connect it to (another course, course reading, personal experience, real world example, etc.)
Graded for effort: 100 you tried;, 71 if it shows minimal effort, 0 if nothing.
Best 7 out of 10
One TA \(\bullet\)
Due Wednesdays (poll)
Grading: Capstone Assignment
Some independent research
A sort of “guided” paper: specific questions you need to answer
What you need to do:
slides not enough
on “Modules” tab
Canvas What I will do
list of students willing to share
Wednesdays or by appointment on Zoom
Speed Course Policies
Need to know ASAP to get a concession
may give retroactive concessions
letter to TA, 48 hours after, written argument
Grades can change \(\Updownarrow\) Public Health
Masks required, but concessions are possible
Please don’t come if you feel ill; I will follow same protocol
Sharing notes, easy concessions/forgiving lateness policies.
Asynchronous/online a possibility, but not preferred.
A sort of “trigger” warning
Don’t be “that guy”