Balkan Identities focuses on the development of the Balkan nations as a geo-political space in the broader context of Europe. The social, religious, cultural, and political identities of the Balkan peninsula are studied with reference to the effects of Ottoman occupation as the primary defining influence into the 20th century. Literature and film are used as the primary means of understanding the main issues of ethnic and national identities over this period. The formation of the Republic of Yugoslavia and its disintegration in the wars of the 1990s are studied with reference to contemporary source documents.
1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 10x150wd discussion boards (15%), participation (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in the European Studies major or in the French, German, Italian, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, Spanish, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Arabic Studies, International and Comparative Literature Studies, or English majorsProhibitions