Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
Hanover, NH
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

GEOG 21 Geographies of Violence

Violence appears to be a constant problem for human society, although its forms, mechanisms and objects change over time. The last decade has seen the unprecedented increase of the use of targeted killing as the US has expanded its drone strike operations around the globe, and events such as those in Ferguson and Charlottesville have led police brutality and racialized violence to remerge as national concerns. The aim of this course is to study the problem of violence through a geographic lens. it explores a range of topics relating to violence at three scales: the global, the national, and the body. The goal is to interrogate how each scale of unit of analysis reveals different ways of understanding violence and to draw connections between them; and the course will focus particular attention on the historical and political geographies of Western violence. Topics include drone warfare, humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping, police, fascism, the ethics of killing, slavery, colonialism, and the politics of nonviolence.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.