Title

HGS 290

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: 30 September 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Holocaust Studies, Paul Vincent PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Paul Vincent, pvincent@keene.edu, 8-2722 PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: prefix change CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: HOLO 290 Special Topics Exploration of a specific issue or theme applying interdisciplinary methods to readings and analysis. Builds on foundations acquired in HIST 142 or HOLO 252/HIST 252, the two introductory courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: HIST 142 or HOLO 252/HIST 252. Occasionally PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 290 Special Topics PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Exploration of a specific issue or theme applying interdisciplinary methods to readings and analysis related to Holocaust and/or genocide studies. Builds on foundations acquired in IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or IIHGS 255, the two introductory courses. May be repeated once for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or IIHGS 255, and permission of instructor. Occasionally HGS 290 Updated 18 April 2008 2 LEARNING OUTCOMES Students will demonstrate: • Enhanced knowledge of the Holocaust, and greater understanding of its historical and precipitating factors, and its legacy. • Enhanced understanding of the concept of genocide and of the circumstances under which it can occur, the factors that may precipitate it, and its legacy. RATIONALE: HGS 290, Special Topics, will allow faculty instructing in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program the opportunity to test and develop new courses that may eventually become a standard part of the program. RESOURCES: Any member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Council—i.e., faculty representing the disciplines of Film Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Holocaust and Genocide Studies—may develop a Special Topics course. Proposals from faculty currently outside the Council will be evaluated and approved by the Council. The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will meet the needs of courses falling under HGS 290. DEPARTMENTAL VOTE: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

HGS 290

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