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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

School of Arts, Education, and Culture

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Students will demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the Holocaust, its historical and precipitating factors, and an appreciation of its lessons and legacy through multiple disciplines and perspectives.
  • understanding of the concept of genocide, as distinct from mass murder, and the circumstances under which it can occur, its precipitating factors, and its legacy.
  • an understanding of relevant ethical issues such as prejudice, discrimination, and racism.
  • the enhanced ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to genocide and the Holocaust.
  • the enhanced ability to do independent research, exploring and evaluating primary and secondary sources, articulaing a clear thesis or question, and drawing appropriae conclusions.