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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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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. ( For MA in Holocaust and Genocide Students only).

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This course analyzes various types of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. Through a careful study of primary and secondary sources, the course will discuss the multifaceted forms of resistance staged by the Jewish people who were caught up in the murderous attempts of Nazi perpetrators....

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

In 1994, fifty years after the pledge of "Never Again," the Tutsi ethnic minority in Rwanda suffered a genocide that killed an estimated 75-80 percent of their population. In this course, we will explore the factors that led to the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda and how the Rwandan case compare...

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This course serves as a general introduction to the historiography of Nazi Germany, with emphasis on the interpretation of social and political trends leading to the Nazi seizure of power, their subsequent attempts to create a race-based society and state, and the implications for understanding...

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Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This course will introduce students to the concepts of public memory, public forgetting, and the role of museums and memorialization in preserving memory of the Holocaust. This class will cover early challenges to Holocaust memorialization in Europe, the advocacy that brought museum work to the...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester B- July 1 to August 25, 2020

This class covers the Cambodian Genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979, the historical contexts in which the genocide emerged, and the aftermaths of the genocide. We will study the way colonial and geopolitical conflicts set the stage for mass violence in Cambodia, and the...

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Semester: Online Summer 2020 Semester A- May 6 to June 30, 2020

This course will first briefly examine the roots of anti-Jewish teachings in Christianity and then will focus on the Roman Catholic Church and the role of Pope Pius XII in the Holocaust. We will then examine the anti-Jewish teachings of Martin Luther and their influence on the German Protestant...

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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, Christian and philosophical traditions and then address moral questions that arise in...

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