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This minor provides students with an interdisciplinary examination into the causes and effects of the Holocaust and other genocides, offering a deeper understanding of antisemitism, racism, prejudice, and other extreme hatreds that led to the mass annihilation of peoples in the past and present. It explores the impact, trauma and memory of such destruction through exploration via historical, artistic, musical, literary, cultural, geographical, theatrical, philosophical, and social scientific contexts. The minor increases student awareness of genocidal atrocities around the globe, asking that they bear witness to the voices of those who have lived through such catastrophic events, with the goal of carrying the witness forward and encouraging them to be active in the prevention of genocide in the future.
Opportunities to Study Abroad
Interdisciplinary minor that compliments a variety of majors
Use a variety of research methods and processes
Learn how to impact social and policy change
After the atrocities of the Holocaust, Never again! has been repeated throughout the world. However, the reality is that genocide did not begin or end with the Holocaust. This course uses the Holocaust as a case study in genocide, tracing the history of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism in Europe through its reappropriation by Adolf Hitler. Through an interdisciplinary approach to the Holocaust where history, literature, film, and oral narratives are considered, students establish a basis for critiquing and understanding other genocides. The course will culminate with an analysis of contemporary genocide, taking into consideration how the genocides and the Holocaust inform our worldview of hatred and impact societies and cultures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGL 110C.
Examines a variety of forms of violence from suicide, child abuse, rape and family violence, terrorism, torture, death squads and the death penalty and hate violence. Explores the circumstances, rationalizations, patterns, explanations and effects on survivors. Prerequisites: CRJS 215S or SOC 201S or permission of instructor.
The course explores the history of the Holocaust through the medium of film as document, testimony, propaganda, artifact, artistic representation and projection of collective memory. Special attention is given to considering the medium of film from the viewpoint of the historian. Prerequisite: HIST 100H, HIST 101H, HIST 102H, HIST 103H, HIST 104H, HIST 105H, HIST 126H or HIST 127H.
Students entering the Minor program in Holocaust & Genocide Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Students must earn a grade of C (2.00) or better in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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