Feb 28, 2021
An 18-unit minor program in Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies (HGPS) is offered through the Gender, Race and Identity Program housed within the College of Liberal Arts.
The minor program in HGPS is designed to connect ideas and experiences by focusing on social, historical, philosophical, political, cultural and ethical issues in a wide variety of disciplines. Students are challenged to think critically and to examine the assumptions concerning issues of Holocaust, genocide and peace. All courses will have a strong writing and communications component. Specifically, courses in this minor will increase students’ understanding of the following:
- How prejudice, hatred, and dehumanization policies originate and manifest themselves.
- How such patterns become rationalized within individuals and in society.
- How major social confrontations, conflicts, mass destructions, and genocides develop.
- How to explore ways to resolve conflict.
- How to nurture peaceful social and political relationships and encourage ethical decision-making.
Students enrolled in the minor program will be required to complete 18 credit hours:
- Nine of these units must be completed in the required “core” courses
- Nine further units must come from additional courses and special topics as specified below.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete a senior thesis/project (3+0) (3 units) in one of the participating departments or under the supervision of the Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies program advisor by using the independent studies option.
Gender, Race, and Identity Program
Thompson Building 106
I. Program Requirements (18 units)
A. Required Core Courses (9 units)
B. Electives (9 units)
Students are to choose one three-unit course in each of the following categories. That choice will be modified if a student chooses a senior thesis project.
Group A (3 units)
Origination, manifestation and rationalization of prejudice, hatred and dehumanization.
Group B (3 units)
Examples of social confrontations, conflicts, mass destructions, and genocides.
- ANTH 477 - War, Occupation & Memory in the Basque Country (3 units) CO13
- ART 476 - Propagandistic Art: 1925-1945 (3 units)
- ENG 486A - Studies in Postcolonial Literature and Theory (3 units) CO10, CO11
- HIST 406 - War, Culture and Society in American History (3 units) CO13
- HIST 212 - History of East Asia II (3 units) CO11
- HIST 230 - History of Africa I (3 units) CO11
- HIST 231 - History of Africa II (3 units)
- HIST 296 - Nomads to Nations in Inner Eurasia (3 units)
- HIST 312 - The Expansion of The United States (3 units) CO10
- HIST 347 - History of Mexico (3 units) CO10, CO11
- HIST 394 - England and the British Empire II (3 units)
- HIST 396 - 20th Century Russia and the Soviet Union (3 units)
- HIST 408 - World War II From a Global Perspective (3 units)
- HIST 439B - Inquisition in Europe and Latin America (3 units)
- HIST 450A - Modern Chinese History (3 units) CO11
- HIST 465C - Modern Ireland and National Identity (3 units) CO11, CO13
- HGPS 415 - Vietnam: Conflict and Consequences (3 units) CO13
- PSC 407C - Political Systems of Russia and East-Central Europe (3 units)
- PSC 407D - Political Systems of the Middle East and North Africa (3 units) CO13
- PSC 407E - Political Systems of Latin America (3 units)
- PSC 407F - Political Systems of China (3 units)
- PSC 405K - International Relations of Middle East and Northern Africa (3 units) CO11
- PSC 407T - Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa (3 units)
- SW 462 - Lesbian and Gay Lives (3 units) CO10
- Special Topics courses (PSC, HIST, SOC, FLL, ENG, etc.)
Group C (3 units)
Ways to resolve conflict; nurturing peaceful social, interpersonal, and political relationships; encouraging ethical decision-making.