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Holocaust and Genocide Studies Certificate

The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Certificate program is designed to provide students a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary foundation in the study of the Holocaust and related fields of genocide, antisemitism and prejudice, and historical trauma. Through a flexible and student-centered course of study beginning with a foundational course in the Holocaust and including a wide variety of elective classes to choose from in history, cultural studies, philosophy and ethics, literary and film studies, and political science, students will be exposed to a diversity of approaches to understanding and interpreting mass eliminationist violence in human history.

Merit scholarships will be awarded annually to the top three students in the Certificate program.

Students enrolled in the Certificate program will take at least 12 credits, usually four courses, choosing from an approved list.

Recommended foundation course:

  • J ST/HIST 121: History of the Holocaust

Other courses (choose at least three):

  • J ST/CMLIT/ENGL 128: The Holocaust in Film and Literature
  • J ST/HIST 143: History of Fascism and Nazism
  • J ST/HIST 205: American Antisemitism
  • J ST/HIST 409Y (and RL ST 407Y): Antisemitisms
  • J ST/HIST 426: Holocaust
  • J ST/HIST 439: Women and the Holocaust
  • J ST/PL SC 450H: Genocide and Tyranny
  • J ST/RL ST 478: Ethics After the Holocaust

Additional courses, including study abroad programs, transfer credits, and possible independent study projects, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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