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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 History, Gregory Knoff 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 for new major, make ISP course CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: HIST 252/HOLO 252 The Holocaust Examines the genocide and mass murder committed by the Nazi regime during 1939-1945. Also surveys long- and short-term factors, including World War I and Germany’s failed post-war democratic experiment, that help explain the consolidation of a racially based totalitarian regime. Spring. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: IHHIST 252/IHHGS 252 The Holocaust PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: IHHIST 252 Examines the genocide and mass murder committed by the Nazi regime during 1939-1945. Also surveys long- and short-term factors, including World War I and Germany’s failed post-war democratic experiment, that help explain the consolidation of a racially based totalitarian regime. Cross-listed as IHHGS 252. Spring. IHHGS 252 Examines the genocide and mass murder committed by the Nazi regime during 1939- 1945. Also surveys long- and short-term factors, including World War I and Germany’s failed post-war democratic experiment, that help explain the consolidation of a racially based totalitarian regime. Cross-listed as IHHIST 252. Spring. IHHGS/IHHIST 252 Updated 18 April 2008 2 LEARNING OUTCOMES: Discipline specific Students will demonstrate: • Knowledge of the Holocaust, and greater understanding of its historical and precipitating factors, and its legacy. • Understanding of the concept of genocide, as distinct from mass murder, and enhanced understanding of the circumstances under which it can occur, the factors that may precipitate it, and its legacy. • A greater awareness of relevant ethical issues such as prejudice, discrimination, and racism. • An enhanced ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to the Holocaust. Humanities Perspectives Outcomes • understand and interpret diverse evidence about past societies and cultures; Integrative Outcomes Students will be able to: • recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power; • apply diverse perspectives and experiences to develop disciplinary arguments. Ethics Students will be able to: • identify the ethical issues within a discipline; • solve an ethical problem associated with a discipline. Skills Outcomes Students in this course will develop their skills in reading, writing, information literacy, and critical dialogue. RATIONALE: The course prefix is being changed to (a) fit the new Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, and (b) include the course within the Integrative Studies Program in the Humanities. RESOURCES: Prof. Paul Vincent will continue to instruct this course. The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are adequate to support its continued teaching. COSPONSORSHIP VOTES: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____ History: Date__19 September 2008____ For:_____7______ Against:__0_______ Abstain:___0______ Absent:__0________

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

IH HGS 252 and IH HIST 252

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