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

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

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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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Gender and genocide is an area of study critical to a more nuanced understanding of the different motivations and genocidal tools of perpetrators and the wide ranging experiences of victims. Specifically emphasized is the examination of the roles of women as victims, witnesses, survivors, and...

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

Over the course of the semester we will investigate the genocide of...

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

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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

The purpose of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was to prevent the recurrence of genocide after the Holocaust. Since the Convention's entry into force in 1951, genocide has occurred over and over again. This course surveys the...

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

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The Holocaust raised profound challenges to conventional religious views of reality. This course will offer an opportunity to investigate some of the representative Jewish and Christian philosophical and theological responses to the impact of the Holocaust.

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

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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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