Total Degree = 48 credits
No transfer courses will be accepted at the Doctoral level.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES = 21 credits
HGS 700: Unveiling the Underpinnings of Genocide
HGS 725: A Geographical Approach to the Study of the Holocaust
HGS 723: Genocide in the Modern World
HGS 722: Gender and Genocide II
HGS 724: Holocaust, Genocide and International Law
HGS 726: The Psychology and Sociology of Altruism and Rescue
HGS 727: Post-Holocaust Theologies
ELECTIVES = 9 credits
RESEARCH REQUIREMENT = 3 credits
Students are required to take the Doctoral Research Methods Seminar (HGS 705).
Students are required to take a companion (no-credit) Doctoral Writing Seminar (HGS 704).
SEMINARS = 6 credits
HGS 795: Seminar A: Current Topics
HGS 896: Seminar B: Concept Paper Seminar
DISSERTATION: 9 credits
HGS 897: Concept Paper - 3 credits
HGS 898 Proposal -3 credits
HGS 899: Dissertation Report: 3 credits
Foreign Language: Students will be expected to demonstrate reading and research proficiency in the language(s) necessary for their research and dissertation.
Comprehensive Exams: Students will take written and oral Comprehensive Exams in 3 subject areas:
General Holocaust Studies
Other Modern Genocides
Dissertation Subject Area
Required Summer Residencies:
Students must attend 3 required 6-day residencies held in summers including:
Doctoral studies orientation, research course, and non-credit doctoral writing course (year l)
Special topics seminar (year II)
Concept Paper Seminar (year III)