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The Holocaust and other 20th Century Genocides

HNRS 2013 Sec. 1 - Fall 2018

Instructor Jason Wolfe Department of History

Tu Th 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
French House 218

This course is designed to foster a greater understanding of genocide in the modern times, with an emphasis on its causes, methods, and implications. The study of the Holocaust occupies a majority of the course, but other instances of genocide and state-sponsored mass killing will be studied to provide a greater scope of understanding. Topics include examples from the colonial and post- colonial world, Soviet purges, targets of opportunity, and will finish with a discussion of contemporary issues. Class meetings will alternate between lectures and group discussions of reading assignments. As an honors course, this class with challenge and enrich high-achieving students on their journey as life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Social Sciences