2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Concentration


Overview


Undergraduate Concentration


The Holocaust and other genocides are studied to enhance our understanding of the society from which we came, the society in which we live, and the society to which we currently are giving shape. By studying the Holocaust and genocide, we learn about collusion and resistance; about the hot violence of mass murder and the cold violence of the modern, bureaucratic machinery of death; and about suffering and adaptation to suffering. We learn how societies disintegrate, step by step, and how ordinary men, women, and children both participate in and are affected by this disintegration. We learn, in short, a tremendous amount about what we need to know now to help us make the world a better place, wherever we might be.

The undergraduate concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies provides students with solid grounding in this interdisciplinary field.  Students take a series of courses in a variety of disciplines to ensure a critical and sophisticated understanding of the various facets of these atrocities. The undergraduate program of study encompasses history, sociology, political science, geography, international development, psychology and literature.

For more information, please visit the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department’s website.

 

Concentration Requirements


Total of six courses from at least three different departments. The courses include a core requiremnt, four electives, and a capstone seminar. (If students take more than one capstone, then the additional seminar will count as an elective.) It is expected that concentrators will fulfill their requirements in consultation with the HGS advisor.

 

1. Select one of the following two core requirements:


Program Faculty


Taner Akçam, Ph.D.
Anita Häusermann Fábos, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Ken MacLean, Ph.D.
Srinivasan Sitaraman, Ph.D.
Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D. - Director
Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.
Robert D. Tobin, Ph.D.
Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Ph.D.
Kristen Williams, Ph.D.

Courses


Courses offered within the last two academic years