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This online graduate seminar offers a survey of 2000 years of German and German-Jewish history and their remarkable interactions. Beginning with Jewish settlement in Germany during the Roman Period, we will examine the rise of Ashkenazic Jewish culture in Germany during the Middle Ages and its...

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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: Online Fall 2020 Semester A- August 26 to October 20, 2020

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This is a survey of the vast literature that has arisen in response to the Holocaust. We will begin with excerpts from ghetto and camp diaries, writing that grapples with events as they are happening. We will spend the bulk of the course, however, reading a small selection of the fiction and...

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This course will examine the final days of occupation and war in Europe, and will focus on the lives of Jews and other survivors of persecution in the newly 'liberated' territories. What did 'liberation' mean for the 'Surviving Remnant' - hundreds of thousands who had survived concentration...

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Seminar for students completing their final thesis or project. Students will be guided to determine the format and approach to their individual assignments throughout the semester through group and individualized discussions.

Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

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: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

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.

Semester: Online Fall 2020 Traditional Semester- August 26 to December 15, 2020

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This course examines what Americans and Canadians used to call "the Indian problem," or the historical and contemporary threats against the existence of this continent's Onkwehonwe (which is an Iroquoian term meaning "original people"). We begin by defining the basic vocabulary of the course,...

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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: Online Fall 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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The Holocaust raised profound challenges to conventional religious views of reality and the belief that God intervenes in human history. By surveying prominent Jewish and Christian theologians from 1966 to 2006, this course will focus on two major theological questions: (1) Why does God allow...

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