Holocaust & Genocide Studies Course Curriculum

Current Course Curriculum 

The curriculum directly below applies to students who entered the program prior to Fall 2017. For students entering in the Fall 2017 semester or later, please scroll down or click here for the appropriate curriculum. 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES – 18 CREDITS

MAHG 5000

History of the Holocaust: Part 1

3 credits

MAHG 5001

History of the Holocaust: Part 2: 1939-1945

3 credits

MAHG 5002

Survival Strategies in Modern Jewish History

3 credits

MAHG 5003

History of Anti-Semitism

3 credits

MAHG 5004

The Holocaust:  Representations in Literature and Film

3 credits

MAHG 5018

Comparative Genocide:  Towards a Synthesis

3 credits

REQUIRED COURSES IN GENOCIDE – 6 CREDITS

(choose two courses from the following)

MAHG 5011

Genocide in African History

3 credits

MAHG 5012

Genocide of Native-American

3 credits

MAHG 5013 Genocide in Latin America 3 credits

MAHG 5014

The Armenian Genocide

3 credits

MAHG 5015

Genocide in Asian History

3 credits

MAHG 5016

The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide 

3 credits

GUIDED ELECTIVES – 6 CREDITS

(choose two courses from the following)

MAHG 5005 Philosophical, Theological, and Legal Aspects of the Holocaust and Genocide 3 credits

MAHG 5020

The Churches and the Holocaust

3 credits

MAHG 5022

The Social Psychology of Prejudice

3 credits

MAHG 5025 Travel Learn:  Genocide in Multinational Context 3 credits
MAHG 5026 Fieldwork and Internship Seminar 3 credits

EMSE 5342

Teaching the Holocaust

3 credits

EMSE 5343

Teaching Prejudice Reduction

3 credits

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

ID 5800

Thesis Option

6 credits

 

Curriculum Beginning Fall 2017

The curriculum directly below applies to students who are entering the program in Fall 2017 or later. If you entered the program before Fall 2017, please refer to the curriculum above. 

REQUIRED INTRODUCTORY COURSE – 3 CREDITS

MAHG 5041 Research Methods 3 credits

REQUIRED CORE COURSES IN THE HOLOCAUST – 15 CREDITS

MAHG 5000

History of the Holocaust: Part 1

3 credits

MAHG 5001

History of the Holocaust: Part 2

3 credits

MAHG 5002

Survival Strategies in Modern Jewish History

3 credits

MAHG 5003

History of Anti-Semitism

3 credits

MAHG 5004

The Holocaust:  Representations in Literature and Film

3 credits

REQUIRED COURSES IN GENOCIDE – 6 CREDITS*

(choose two courses from the following)

MAHG 5011

Genocide on the African Content: Colonial

3 credits

MAHG 5012

Native-American Genocide

3 credits

MAHG 5013 Genocide in Latin America 3 credits

MAHG 5014

The Armenian Genocide

3 credits

MAHG 5015

Genocide in Asian History

3 credits

MAHG 5016

The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide; 1932-1933

3 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES AND TRACKS IN THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE – 6 CREDITS

(choose two courses from the following)

Social Justice Track
MAHG 5025 Travel Learn:  Genocide in Multinational Context 3 credits
MAHG 5026 Fieldwork and Internship Seminar 3 credits
MAHG 5030 Transitional Justice 3 credits
MAHG 5031 Contemporary Antisemitism and After the Holocaust 3 credits
SOC 5060 Social Policy 3 credits
SOC 5100 The Sociology of Global Oppression 3 credits
Pedagogy Track**

EMSE 5342

Teaching the Holocaust

3 credits

EMSE 5343

Teaching Prejudice Reduction

3 credits

EMSE 5348 Research Seminar I 3 credits
EMSE 5349 Research Seminar II 3 credits
Other Electives
MAHG 5019 Philosophical, Theological & Legal aspects of the Holocaust and Genocide 3 credits
MAHG 5020 The Churches and the Holocaust 3 credits
MAHG 5900 Special Topics 3 credits

REQUIRED CAPSTONE COURSE IN THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE – 3 CREDITS

MAHG 5018

Comparative Genocide: Towards a Synthesis

3 credits

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

ID 5800

Thesis Research/Writing

3 credits***

* Recommended in sequence.
** Free courses credited toward the degree. Degree candidates who successfully complete all four Certificate courses may apply two courses to other course requirements – one in Required Core Courses in the Holocaust and one in Required Courses in Genocide – with the exception of the following pivotal courses ineligible for waiver: MAHG 5041 “Research Methods” introduction; MAHG 5000 “History of the Holocaust I,” MAHGS 5001 “History of the Holocaust II,” and MAHG 5018 “Comparative Genocide” capstone. 
*** ID 5800 may involve a project other than a thesis, such as a curriculum design or an advocacy undertaking. It must include a substantial research component and receive prior approval from the project adviser and the program director.