Ch 6: Ethnicity & Geography

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the nature of ethnicity, and how ethnicity is affected by geography. The quizzes that follow each lesson can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Ethnicity and Geography - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Ethnicity is sometimes a complex concept to understand. In this series of video lessons, a qualified instructor will lead you through an exploration of ethnicity and how it relates to race. You'll see how ethnicity is affected by geography and state borders. Common roots of ethnic conflict will also be introduced, including ethnic cleansing. While geography can emphasize differences among ethnicities, in some cases, you'll find that despite geography, there are similarities, too. In these lessons, you'll learn things like:

  • How ethnicity is defined
  • How race is defined
  • Common causes of ethnic conflict
  • How ethnic cleansing varies by geography

Video Objective
Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority Explain the difference between ethnicity and race and the distribution of ethnicity.
Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities Describe the process by which ethnicities become nationalities.
Ethnic Competition, Division & Domination Describe the causes of ethnic strife, including how some ethnicities try to dominate nationalities, and how some ethnicities are divided by national borders.
Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples Define the activities known as 'ethnic cleansing', and examine European and Central African examples of ethnic cleansing.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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