Aug 12, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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HIS 274 - The Holocaust

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Examines the causes, events and legacies of the Nazi assault on humanity. Includes the history of hatred against the Jews and other ethnic, religious, and political groups in Europe, historical antecedents and preconditions of the Holocaust, the rise of the Third Reich and the creation of a racial state, the “Final Solution” and the aftermath.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM or SBS and G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and G.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the history of hatred against the Jews and other ethnic, religious, and political groups of Europe, the origins of racism and anti-Semitism from antiquity to the 19th century, and social, political, economic and cultural developments in the 20th century that helped create a climate in which the Holocaust could occur.
  2. Explain the rise of the Nazi Party, Hitler’s ascension to power, and the creation of the racial state – the Third Reich, during the prewar period (1933-1939).
  3. Describe the processes which culminated in genocide during World War II, from the isolation of the victims to the “Final Solution,” and include reactions to the Holocaust by perpetrators, victims, rescuers, bystanders, and those who resisted (1939-1945).
  4. Describe the aftermath of the Holocaust, including for example the death marches, the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, the United Nations Genocide Convention, and the return or resettlement of the Jews (1945-).
  5. Explain connections between the Holocaust and relevant events of the 1980’s, 1990’s, and the beginning of the 21st century, including Holocaust denial and deniers, racism, the value of diversity, and the legacy of the Holocaust for the future.

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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