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Resat Kasaba
SIS 590
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Seminar. Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.

Class description

Sawyer Seminar on Empires and Ethnic Conflict. This seminar will explore how religious and ethnic diversity fit the organization of several modern empires and why this diversity fared so badly in the course of the dissolution of these political entities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The class will be conducted as a seminar. In-class discussions of readings will be combined with presentations by a series of visitors. These lectures will be funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Recommended preparation

Some background in modern European and world history and advanced courses in social sciences are recommended.

Class assignments and grading

Each student will write a paper on an ethnic conflict that is related to the dissolution of a modern empire.

Grades will be based on papers and participation in lectures and class discussions.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/15/2001