Gain an understanding of the Ukrainian conflict by placing this historic and unfortunate event in historical, geopolitical, and cultural contexts. A recurrent theme throughout is that we can understand the Russo-Ukrainian war through various epistemic and theoretical lenses. History, politics, culture, and geography can contribute to better grasping why, how, and what is happening to Ukraine and with what potential implications to the world. You will learn to appraise various narratives present in mass media about the conflict and gain a contextualized understanding of events as they unfold. The course seeks to be interdisciplinary, bringing together resources from various fields in the social sciences and is suitable for a broad audience of undergraduate students.
Meets with IRP 300.7.
Semesters: Fall, Spring