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This course will examine the diverse forms that hatred of Jews has taken throughout history, from the ancient world to the present day. Our focus is the extremely difficult question: Why have Jews been singled out for hatred so often for so many centuries?

This course will examine the diverse forms that hatred of Jews has taken throughout history, from the ancient world to the present day. Our focus is the extremely difficult question: Why have Jews been singled out for hatred so often for so many centuries.

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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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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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We will examine the rhetoric of Holocaust survivor testimony by reading, writing about, and discussing accounts by and about survivors of the Holocaust. We will begin with Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz and Elie Wiesel’s Night, the most widely read and taught survivor accounts of the Nazi...

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

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 2020 Semester B- October 28 to December 22, 2020

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This course addresses the issues of children with special needs beginning with an overview of social trends, parent interaction, developmental characteristics, and general age characteristics. Students will explore the role of the director in creating an overall plan for working with the...

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This travel-study independent course is designed for students who travel abroad to visit sites related to the Holocaust or other genocides and/or for independent research on a topic related to Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

This course investigates developmentally appropriate teaching strategies for preschool through grade 4. The course will focus on how to avoid siloed learning and apply integrated learning principles by incorporating math, science, social, emotional, language, literacy, social studies, and the...

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

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all share common human lifecycle events, and these are commemorated in rituals for birth, entering adulthood, marriage, and death. In addition, the three Abrahamic faiths observe holy days, celebrations, and fast days and follow religious observances specified in...

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

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