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This is an introduction to the unique civilization that Jews built in the lands of Eastern Europe, a civilization from which nearly all American and European Jews and half of all Israeli Jews are descended, and which the Nazis devoted particular fury to destroying. The course will begin with the...

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Semester: Spring 2019B: February 27 – April 30, 2019

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The Polish-Jewish scholar Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944. This class will explore the meaning of this term and specific instances of genocides throughout history in an effort to understand how and why genocides occur. Our focal point is the Holocaust, the...

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Semester: Spring 2019A: January 2 – February 26, 2019

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This course seeks to thematically examine genocide in the 20th century. It explores how the perpetration of and the experience of genocide can be better understood when using gender as a tool of analysis. This course touches on the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the genocides...

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Semester: Fall Online Session A: August 22 – October 23, 2018

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This is a course in Holocaust historiography. Historiography (from Greek: historia: narrative, story, and graphia: writing) is the discipline of how history is written. In the context of the Holocaust, historiography analyzes trends that have dominated historical writing about this event since...

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Semester: Spring 2019B: February 27 – April 30, 2019

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This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be covered...

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Semester: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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This non-credit course is designed to assist students as they prepare their final thesis or project. It will discuss expectations for format and approach as well as provide guidance for research methods and identify milestones students should be striving for in terms of timelines.

Semester: Traditional Spring term: January 2 – April 15, 2018

The 3-credit final project is a more practical approach to exploring and presenting applied research on a particular topic in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. It must be completed under the guidance of an advisor. It offers the student an opportunity to explore a topic making use of...

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Semester: Traditional Spring term: January 2 – April 15, 2018

The 6-credit thesis must have a substantial research component and a focus that falls within Holocaust and Genocide Studies. It must be written under the guidance of an advisor. As the final element in the master's degree, the thesis gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate expertise in...

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Semester: Traditional Spring term: January 2 – April 15, 2018

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This course will examine the cooperation between industry and the Nazi regime with a focus on the quest for German economic independence, the exploitation of laborers, and the financial ruin of the victims.

Semester: Fall Online Session A: August 22 – October 23, 2018

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This course will provide students with an introduction to ethical reasoning within the framework of Holocaust studies. We will begin with an orientation to the vocabulary of ethical reasoning in Jewish,

Semester: Spring 2019A: January 2 – February 26, 2019

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