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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 Communication/Philosophy, Ann Atkinson PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Sander Lee, slee@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 313/PHIL 313 Philosophy and the Holocaust This course examines ethical, philosophical, and theological issues relating to the experience of the Holocaust and the broader human concerns of evil and suffering. Topics include the uniqueness and universality of the Holocaust as well as questions of justice. Occasionally PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: HGS 313/PHIL 313 Philosophy and the Holocaust PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: HGS 313 This course examines ethical, philosophical, and theological issues relating to the experience of the Holocaust and the broader human concerns of evil and suffering. Topics include the uniqueness and universality of the Holocaust as well as questions of justice. Prerequisite: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as PHIL 313. Fall. PHIL 313 This course examines ethical, philosophical, and theological issues relating to the experience of the Holocaust and the broader human concerns of evil and suffering. Topics include the uniqueness and universality of the Holocaust as well as questions of justice. Prerequisite: IHHGS 252/IHHIST 252, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as HGS 313. Fall. HGS/PHIL 313 Updated 18 April 2008 2 LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should be able to: • Identify major philosophical controversies and influences in debates about the Holocaust. • Identify ethical issues surrounding the Holocaust This includes: * Demonstrating an understanding of the difference between factual and ethical claims * Critically analyze ethical arguments This includes: * Identifying influential arguments on various sides of an issue. * Giving reasons to support their own conclusions * Anticipating and responding to likely objections to those conclusions. 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 fit the new Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. RESOURCES: The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are adequate to support the continued to teaching of this course. Sander Lee will continue to teach this course every fall. COSPONSORSHIP VOTES: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____ Communication/Philosophy: Date__30 September 2008_ For:___12_______ Against:___0______ Abstain:___0_____ Absent:__0________

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

HGS 313 and PHIL 313

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