HUMN1320 Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 6 & 9 - Humanities & Ethical & Civic Responsibility. This course provides a broad introduction to the Holocaust and contemporary genocide studies. Through readings, films and discussion students can analyze the Holocaust and other contemporary genocide literature. Historical events and perspectives which surround the contemporary genocides will be examined. Students will explore the Genocide Watch website and study ongoing global conflicts leading to genocide and related to past genocides.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast the Holocaust and other genocides studies.
  • Explore Holocaust and genocide literature through survivor memories
  • Identify themes in Holocaust and genocide literature.
  • Examine themes in specific literary pieces of Holocaust and genocide literature.
  • Explore the use of propaganda and its contribution to the mind-set of hate.
  • Identify historical events and people surrounding the Holocaust and other contemporary (20th and 21st Century) genocides.
  • Define Holocaust and genocide terms.
  • Identify current conflicts that are or could be genocidal.
  • Outline current recommendations and resources to enable continued participation in genocide awareness and prevention.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other