Title

HGS 498

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 498 Independent Study In-depth study of a topic or problem selected and pursued in consultation with faculty member. Design will be at faculty member's discretion. May be repeated to a total of eight credits. Prerequisites: HIST 142, HOLO 252/HIST 252, and one 300-level or higher HOLO depth course, or permission of instructor. Occasionally. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 498 Independent Study, 4 credits. PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of a topic or problem selected and pursued in consultation with faculty member. Design will be at faculty member's discretion. May be repeated to a total of eight credits. Prerequisites: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or IIHGS 255 and one 300-level or higher HGS course, or permission of instructor. Occasionally. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate: • knowledge of the Holocaust, its historical and precipitating factors, and its legacy; • understanding of the concept of genocide, as distinct from mass murder, and the circumstances under which it can occur, its precipitating factors, and its legacy; HGS 498 Updated 18 April 2008 2 • an understanding of relevant ethical issues such as prejudice, discrimination, and racism; • the ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to genocide and the Holocaust. RATIONALE: The course prefix is being changed to fit the new Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. In addition, it is essential that that students majoring in Holocaust and Genocide Studies are given the opportunity to grapple individually with the complexities associated with this field. RESOURCES: The faculty resources outlined in the overall Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program proposal are sufficient to meet the needs for most independent studies. 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 this 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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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

HGS 498

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