HGS 374


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 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: HGS 374, Comparative Genocide PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: An investigation of two or more genocides by comparative method. Focus is on the situation and actions of the perpetrators, victims, resistance fighters, bystanders, and rescuers—all examined in order to find essential similarities as well as differences, and to derive explanations for specific cases of genocide. Prerequisite: IIHGS 255, or permission of instructor. Spring. 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. HGS 374 Updated 18 April 2008 2 RATIONALE: This course will be strongly recommended for all students majoring in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. RESOURCES: The course will be instructed by the new hire in Holocaust and Genocide Studies made possible by the Cohen endowment. The resources of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, combined with the holdings of the Mason Library, 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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HGS 374