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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: Cross Listing with new major CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: SOC 327 Sociology of Genocide Focusing on genocide after the Holocaust, this course evaluates theoretical debates on what constitutes genocide and why genocide takes place. It also comparatively analyzes genocide that has occurred in different nation-states from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Spring, even years. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 327/SOC 327 Sociology of Genocide PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: HGS 327 Focusing on genocide after the Holocaust, this course evaluates theoretical debates on what constitutes genocide and why genocide takes place. It also comparatively analyzes genocide that has occurred in different nation-states from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: IIHGS 255 or SOC 201. Cross-listed as SOC 327. Spring, even years. SOC 327 Focusing on genocide after the Holocaust, this course evaluates theoretical debates on what constitutes genocide and why genocide takes place. It also comparatively analyzes genocide that has occurred in different nation-states from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: IIHGS 255 or SOC 201. Cross-listed as HGS 327. Spring, even years. HGS 327/SOC 327 Updated 18 April 2008 2 LEARNING OUTCOMES: After completing this course, students will demonstrate: • 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 genocide. • Sociological insight into the social and cultural forces that lead to genocide. • An understanding of how and why genocide varies across nation-states and other social contexts. RATIONALE: The cross listing is being added to include the course in the new Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. RESOURCES: Therese Seibert, Professor of Sociology, will continue to teach this course; no additional staffing is needed. The enhanced resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, coupled with the materials in the Mason Library, will be adequate to support the continued teaching of this course. COSPONSOR 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 327 and SOC 327

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