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Propaganda, oppression, and assault evolved over time in Germany but, once perfected, was quickly enacted in countries subsequently conquered by the Nazis. Each country and its population, however, had different responses and interactions with Nazi rule depending on a range of factors. This...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B- October 23 – December 17

This course explores a difficult, complex, and emotionally charged subject: the American response to the Holocaust. While most historians agree that the nation's response was inadequate, and that a more forceful and effective rescue policy might have saved many lives, they disagree about what...

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Semester: Online Summer 2019-A: May 1-June 25

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The course will examine the causes, historical developments, and impact of the genocides, including the Holocaust in the Balkans, during the twentieth century. The focus will be the two Balkan Wars of 1912/13, the little known aspects of the Holocaust, the multiple genocides in Southeastern...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 A – August 21 – October 15

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This course is designed to introduce doctoral students to theories and methods needed in preparation for research, data collection and data presentation in the dissertation report. It will include helpful literature and substantive, epistemological, and paradigmatic issues students will need to...

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Semester: HGS 704 and 705 are taught together in the same week as 6-day on-campus intensive from July 14-July 19, 2019.

This course on doctoral-level writing skills focuses on improving academic English appropriate to a qualitative study. Included will be: use of Chicago style and format to write papers; use of footnotes or endnotes, bibliographies, indices, table of contents, appendices, etc.; how to write a...

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Semester: HGS 704 and 705 are taught together in the same week as 6-day on-campus intensive from July 14-July 19, 2019.

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While Jews were the primary targets of persecution, Nazi racial and political ideology motivated the regime to attack other groups as well. The physically and mentally disabled, political opponents, homosexuals, members of selected religious groups, Afro-Germans, Roma, Poles, and other Slavs...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 A- August 21 – October 15

The purpose of the 1948 "UN Convention on the Prevention of the Crime of Genocide" was to prevent the recurrence of genocide after the Holocaust. Since the ratification of the Convention in 1951, genocide has continued to occur up until the present-day. This course will trace international law...

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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B- October 23 – December 17

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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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Semester: Online Fall 2019 B- October 23 – December 17

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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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Semester: Online Fall 2019 A- August 21 – October 15

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This course will focus on slavery as an aspect of genocide. Much of the course will be centered on the African slave trade and New World slavery. However, we will also consider other aspects of slavery and genocide. It is worth remembering that in the 1940s there were more people enslaved in...

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Semester: 6-day on-campus intensive from July 14-July 19, 2019

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