Curriculum Map - Doctorate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

All courses are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Degree Requirements (48 credits)

  • Required Core (9 credits)
  • Electives (27 credits)
  • Required Summer Residencies at Summer Institute (6 credits)
  • Seminar Dissertation Preparation (6 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exams (3 subject areas)
  • Foreign Language

Note: No transfer courses will be accepted at the Doctoral level.

  • HGS 700: Unveiling the Underpinnings of Genocide
  • HGS 723: Genocide in the Modern World
  • HGS 737: Holocaust Historiography  
Choose 9 of the following courses: 
  • HGS 703: Women in the Holocaust
  • HGS 708: Balkan Genocides in the Twentieth Century
  • HGS 711: History of Antisemitism
  • HGS 717: Resistance in the Holocaust
  • HGS 722: Gender and Genocide II
  • HGS 724: Holocaust, Genocide and International Law
  • HGS 725: A Geographical Approach to the Study of the Holocaust
  • HGS 726: The Psychology and Sociology of Altruism and Rescue
  • HGS 727: Post-Holocaust Theologies
  • HGS 728 : The Role of Muslims and the Holocaust
  • HGS 733: Loss and Renewal: The Aftermath of the Holocaust
  • HGS 756: Genocide Prevention
  • HGS 757: The Warsaw Ghetto
  • HGS 759: The Holomodor
  • HGS 760: America's Response to the Holocaust
  • HGS 762: The Church and the Holocaust
  • HGS 763: The Holocaust and Ethical Reasoning
  • HGS 796: Independent Study –Travel

among others…

  • HGS 704/705:  Orientation, Doctoral Writing & Research Methods Seminar
    • This course should be taken during the first summer of your program, before the first fall semester.
  • HGS 897: Concept Paper and Proposal Seminar
    • This course should be taken during the third summer of your program, following two years of course work.
All students must complete written and oral Comprehensive Exams in the followng three subject areas:
  • HGS 891: General Holocaust Studies
  • HGS 892: Other Genocides
  • HGS 893: Dissertation Subject Area 
Students will be expected to demonstrate reading and research proficiency in the language(s) necessary for their research and dissertation. 

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