HIS s362G • Origins of War in Bosnia and Kosovo
This course will explore the historical roots and contemporary consequences of ethnic conflict and coexistence in the former Yugoslavia from the Ottoman period through the recent wards in Bosnia and Kosovo. The course will outline the long history of ethnic coexistence in the region while giving in-depth analyses of the Serbo-Croat and Serbian-Albanian relationships. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to reading about and discussing the events of the 1990s and the wars that followed the collapse of communism in Yugoslavia and precipitated the country's dissolution.
Grades will be based on participation and weekly papers. You will be expected to write 5 short review essays in the course of the term. The grade breakdown is as follows:
Class participation: %25 5 review essays: %75 (each paper is worth %15 each)
Ivo Andric. Bridge on the Drina. Robert Donia and John Fine. Bosnia and Hercegovinia: A Tradition Betrayed. Peter Mass. Love Thy Neighbor. Jan Willem Honig and Norbert Booth. Srebrenica: Record of War Crime. Alvenka Drakulic. They Would Never Hurt a Fly: War Criminals on Trial in the Hague. Tim Judah. Kosovo: War and Revenge. Jasmina Tesanovic. The Diary of a Political Idiot: Normal Life in Belgrade.