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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: Sociology and Anthropology, Margaret Walsh, 8-2905, mwalsh@keene.edu Holocaust Studies, Paul Vincent, 8-2722, pvincent@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Therese Seibert, 8-2520, tseibert@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 326/SOC 326 Sociology of the Holocaust Analyzes the Holocaust from a comparative, sociological perspective, applying relevant theories and concepts. Emphasis is on social and cultural forces that led to the Holocaust, including stereotyping, discrimination, antisemitism, institutional changes, and social-political indifference. Prerequisite: HOLO 252/HIST 252 or SOC 101. Fall, odd years PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 326/SOC 326 Sociology of the Holocaust PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: HGS 326 Analyzes the Holocaust from a comparative, sociological perspective, applying relevant theories and concepts. Emphasis is on social and cultural forces that led to the Holocaust, including stereotyping, discrimination, antisemitism, institutional changes, and social-political indifference. Prerequisite: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or SOC 201. Cross-listed as SOC 326. Fall, odd years SOC 326 Analyzes the Holocaust from a comparative, sociological perspective, applying relevant theories and concepts. Emphasis is on social and cultural forces that led to the Holocaust, including stereotyping, discrimination, antisemitism, institutional changes, and social-political indifference. Prerequisite: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252 or SOC 201. Cross-listed as HGS 326. Fall, odd years HGS 326/SOC 326 Updated 18 April 2008 2 LEARNING OUTCOMES: When students complete this course, they will: • Understand the Holocaust from a sociological perspective, applying sociological concepts and theories. • Know how the Holocaust varied across nation-states and other social contexts. • Have knowledge of the Holocaust, and greater understanding of its historical and precipitating factors, and its legacy. • Understand 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. • Have a greater awareness of relevant ethical issues such as prejudice, discrimination, and racism. • Have an enhanced ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to the Holocaust. RATIONALE: The course prefix is being changed to fit the new Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. RESOURCES: No additional staffing is needed. The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are adequate to support the continued teaching of this course. COSPONSORSHIP VOTES: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____ Sociology: Date__23 September 2008__ For:_____6______ Against:___0______ Abstain:___0______ Absent:__0_______

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

HGS 326 and SOC 326

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