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Course Descriptions

ENG 108 - Literature of the Holocaust

3 Credits

A study of the Holocaust through a variety of genres, including poetry, novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, and children’s literature, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas presented by the Holocaust as a significant event in world history. Students will study the origins and development of the Holocaust and its political, cultural, economic, and social implications through the lenses of a variety of writers.

Prerequisite(s):ENG 101; or equivalent; or instructor permission (ENG 101 can be taken as a co-requisite)

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Examine the Holocaust in its historical and cultural contexts.
2. Identify ethical issues that are central to learning about and from the Holocaust, including dehumanization, complicity, or resistance.
3. Apply knowledge of human behavior to contemporary events.
4. Evaluate ideas from diverse literary genres that discuss the Holocaust.
5. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
6. Apply appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023