Course Offerings

A

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: Spring B: February 27- April 23

D

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: Hybrid : Begins online in Summer Session B on June 19, 2018 for 4 weeks and continues on campus from July 15-20. Final online week July 24-July 30. Also includes PhD Orientation.

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: On campus from July 19-20

G

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 A: January 2- February 26

H

The course will analyze the articulated hatred toward Jews as a historical force. After treating anti-Judaism in the pagan world of antiquity, in classical Christian doctrine, the Crusades, medieval chimerical accusations, Christian iconographic stereotypes and Shylock in the Merchant of Venice...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

T

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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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

During the Holocaust, assistance from gentiles often meant the difference between life and death for Jews in occupied Europe. Those who provided aid to Jews risked the possibility of imprisonment or even death. So what motivated gentiles to take such risks and rescue their Jewish neighbors and...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18

U

Genocide owes much of its perceived legitimacy to professionals who provide seemingly “reasonable” ideological, intellectual, scientific, religious, economic, and legal justifications for the destruction of a specific group. The Nazis’ use of eugenics as applied “science” is a prime example of...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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