II HGS 255


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


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 pvincent@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Paul Vincent, 8-2722, pvincent@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: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: IIHGS 255 Genocide PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course identifies and studies deliberate measures aimed at the annihilation of an economic, ethnic, political, religious, or cultural group before and after the term "genocide" was coined in 1944 by Raphael Lemkin. Students will undertake an interdisciplinary examination of the historical and political development of the concept of genocide. Fall. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Holocaust and Genocide Studies Learning Outcomes 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; • greater awareness of relevant ethical issues such as prejudice, discrimination, and racism; • enhanced ability to think critically, and write and speak effectively, about issues related to genocide and the Holocaust. IIHGS 255 Updated 18 April 2008 2 Interdisciplinary Perspectives Outcomes • analyze the assumptions and actions of society from multiple perspectives; • assess their own roles and responsibilities as members of diverse communities. Integrative Outcomes Students will be able to: • recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. Ethics Students will be able to: • identify the ethical issues within a discipline; • solve an ethical problem associated with a discipline. Global Issues Students will be able to: • approach global issues from multiple perspectives in deriving solutions to potential conflicts; • demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving global issues. Skills Outcomes Students in this course will develop their skills in reading, writing, information literacy, and critical dialogue. RATIONALE: This will be a foundational and required course for all students either majoring or minoring in the redesigned program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. RESOURCES: The course will be instructed by the new Cohen Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies are adequate to support the teaching of the course. DEPARTMENTAL VOTE: Holocaust Studies: Date 12 September 08 For:_____8_______ Against:____0______ Abstain:____0____ Absent:______0____


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II HGS 255