HGS 490


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


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, 8-2722, pvincent@keene.edu 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 490 Advanced Special Topics Advanced interdisciplinary study of a specific issue or theme not covered in depth by the regular curriculum. Content and prerequisites vary. Prerequisites: HIST 142, HOLO 252/HIST 252, and one 300-level or higher HOLO depth course. Occasionally. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 490 Advanced Special Topics PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced interdisciplinary exploration of a specific issue or theme not covered in depth by the regular curriculum. Content will vary, but builds on foundations acquired in prior study. Prerequisite: Either IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or IIHGS 255, and permission of instructor. Occasionally. LEARNING OUTCOMES: • 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; HGS 490 Updated 18 April 2008 2 • greater ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to genocide and the Holocaust. RATIONALE: HGS 490, Advanced Special Topics, will allow faculty instructing courses in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program the opportunity to test and develop new upper-division courses that may eventually become a standard component of the program. RESOURCES: The faculty resources outlined in the overall Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program proposal are sufficient to meet the classroom needs for any HGS 490 offering. The 4,500 volumes and ca. 300 videos currently in the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies are sufficient to meet most needs for such offerings. This resource base is now being systematically enhanced to meet the proposed major's genocide needs (together with the implications of a name change to Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies), especially as these apply to a 400-level offering. The Mason Library supplements the holdings of the Cohen Center and as with any program of study at the College, the Library’s interlibrary loan department serves as appropriate backup for materials held by neither the Cohen Center nor the library. DEPARTMENTAL VOTE: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____


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HGS 490