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Course Descriptions

HIS 275 - The Holocaust: History and Legacies

3 Credits

The Holocaust is explored as a transcendent narrative, a lens for exploring both genocide and human rights. Building upon knowledge primarily gained in the historical field of Western Civilization, historical analysis is used to examine both the historical and select cultural ramifications of the Holocaust and the expansion of human rights in the post-1945 era.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY - World History and Global Awareness

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-WC - Western Civilization (SWCV)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe how the societal construct of race became fundamental to Nazi cosmology.
2. Explain the relationship between the Second World War and the implementation of the Final Solution.
3. Articulate how the application of technology to inter-group conflict decreased restraints on state-sponsored terror.
4. Analyze how technology and the techniques of mass production have been combined to increase the destructive power of weaponry and ordnance.
5. Elaborate upon the enduring consequences and implications of the Holocaust.
6. Appraise the roles of liberal democracy and of human rights in thwarting state-sponsored violence.
7. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of history.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024