DIRECTORY OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND COURSES

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Compiled by Marc I. Sherman, M.L.S.

GRADUATE STUDIES – PH.D. PROGRAMS

Ph.D. Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Clark University, Worcester, MA)
University Name: Clark University, Massachusetts
Website: http://www.clarku.edu/departments/holocaust/phd/index.cfm
Email: chgs@clark.edu
Address: Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Worcester
Telephone: (508) 793-8897

Description:The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies trains students, educators, and activists to develop a sophisticated understanding of genocide. Offering the sole doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies in conjunction with the History Department, a new doctoral program in Psychology of Genocide in conjunction with the Psychology Department, and a rich undergraduate program, the Center program is interdisciplinary in nature. (Retrieved from the program’s website)

 

GRADUATE STUDIES – M.A. PROGRAMS

Master of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Monash University, Australia)
University Name: Monash University
Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/courses/3946.html
Email: Mark.Baker@arts.monash.edu.au
Address: Victoria 3800 Australia
Telephone: +61-3-9902-0760

Description: The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) is located within the School of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, at Monash University, Australia’s largest university.

The centre was established in 1992 with the appointment of a lecturer in modern Jewish history. Associate Professor Mark Baker took up the position of full-time director in 2008. The centre now has six full-time academic staff members and two half-time members, including three research professors. (Retrieved from the program’s web site)

Master of Arts in Holocaust Studies (University of Sydney, Australia)
University Name: University of Sydney
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/
Email: suzanne.rutland@usyd.edu.au
Address: Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Sydney

Description: Since images of Nazi death camps first shocked the world, scholars have attempted to answer the urgent questions raised by the Holocaust. How could it happen? Why were Jews targeted so relentlessly, and why did Nazis also persecute Roma, homosexuals and people with disabilities? How has the Holocaust been constructed in memory? Why is genocide so common? Studying the Holocaust involves examining ideas of human nature and social psychology, racism and nationalism, industrial civilization and imperialism. Sydney is the only university in Australia that offers the full range of coursework postgraduate degrees in Holocaust. (Retrieved from the program’s website)

Master of Arts in Holocaust Studies (University of London)
University Name: Royal Holloway, University of London
Website: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/
Email: a.hobbs@rhul.ac.uk
Address: Royal Holloway, University of London Research Center for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History London, Egham, Surrey
Telephone: +44 (0)1784 443308

Description: The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures currently offers one major taught Masters Programme, in Holocaust Studies, and participates in a further taught MA run by the History Department.

This MA runs under the auspices of the Research Centre for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History, which is based in the German Department. The Programme Director is Professor Peter Longerich (German Department), and the MA is taught by staff from several different Royal Holloway Departments, including English, Media Arts, Italian and History. The Core Course is taught in the Wiener Library in Central London; Option Courses are taught at Royal Holloway. Inquiries should be directed to Ann Hobbs (Research Administrator).

Master of Arts in Holocaust Studies (University College London)
University Name: University College London
Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/
Email: jewish.studies@ucl.ac.uk
Address: Gower Street London
Telephone: (44)-20-7679-7171

Description: MA (Master of Arts) in Holocaust Studies (MA in Language, Culture and History), concentrating on the history of the Holocaust, German history in the nineteenth and twentieth century, and modern European Jewish history.

Note: Several European universities including England, Germany, Italy, and Poland have announced a Joint Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies. See the listing for each program at Kingston University in London, Vliadrina European University in Frankfurt, Germany, University of Sienna, Italy and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland.

Joint Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies (Kingston University, England)
University Name: Kingston University, London
Website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/pggenocidestudies/
Email: fasspostgrad-info@kingston.ac.uk
Address: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Kingston University in London Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8417 2361

Description: In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and the separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is concerned directly with these major issues of our time.

This modular 18 month postgraduate programme is taught at the following European institutions:

  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Viadrina European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
  • Uppsala University, Sweden (internship/dissertation only)
    (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Masters in Judaism in Historical Context: Modern Judaism and Holocaust Studies (Freier University, Berlin, Germany)
University Name: Freier University
Website: http://www.fuberlin. de/en/
Email: Judaist@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Address: Department of History and Cultural Studies
Telephone: (030) 838-520 02

Masters of Arts in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance (Touro College Berlin)
University Name: Touro College Berlin
Website: http://touroberlin.com/
Email: office.santiago@touroberlin.de
Address: Lander Institute for Communication about the Holocaust and Tolerance Touro College Berlin Am Rupenhorn 5 14055 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30-300 686 64

Description: The program aims to deepen students’ historical knowledge and foster an appropriate form of remembrance through innovative means of communicating and educating about the Holocaust in memorials, plaques, film, speech, and rituals.
An interdisciplinary approach prepares students for professional opportunities in journalism, media design, education, research or other areas, where contemporary, innovative and dignified ways of remembrance are called for. Custom-Made Studies: Master, Certificate or Individual Course: The modular course of studies encompasses 9 segments and a research or project thesis. Certificate Studies are possible for those who would like to deepen their knowledge or increase their competency in certain areas, but not pursue a degree. In this case is possible to enroll for individual courses or modules as well.

Joint Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies Europe (Vliadrina European University Frankfurt)
University Name: Vliadrina European University Frankfurt
Website: http://www.hrgs.eu/
Email: fasspostgrad-info@kingston.ac.uk
Address: Vliadrina European European University in Frankfurt an der Oder Hauptgebäude 114-117 Große Scharrnstraße 59 15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Germany
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8417 2361

Description: In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and the separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is concerned directly with these major issues of our time.

This modular 18 month postgraduate programme is taught at the following European institutions:

  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Viadrina European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
  • Uppsala University, Sweden (internship/dissertation only)
    (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Strochliz Institute for Holocaust Research (University of Haifa, Israel)
University Name: University of Haifa
Website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/
Email: ygranot@univ.haifa.ac.il
Address: Strochliz Institute for Holocaust Research

Description: Holocaust Studies is a multidisciplinary field that presents many challenges. In addition to a broad knowledge of general history and Jewish History, it is essential that researchers have a background in other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, social Psychology, law and literature as well as both expertise in the developing field of Genocide Studies and War Criminals, and a thorough knowledge of the relevant European languages. Thus, the program offers courses in the history of World War II, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust; social history of the family, women and children in the Holocaust period; psychological aspects of Holocaust trauma; anthropology of memory, trauma and commemoration; international law and genocide; etc. All students will study German (obligatory). Overseas students will have the option of studying Hebrew at an extra cost. Other languages relevant to students’ research topics will be taught.

Joint Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies (University of Siena, Italy)
University Name: University of Siena, Italy
Website: http://www.hrgs.eu/
Email: fasspostgrad-info@kingston.ac.uk
Address: University of Siena Rectorate Via Banchi di Sotto 55 53100 Siena Tuscany, Italy
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8417 2361
Description: In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and the separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is concerned directly with these major issues of our time. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

This modular 18 month postgraduate programme is taught at the following European institutions:

  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Viadrina European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
  • Uppsala University, Sweden (internship/dissertation only)

Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
University Name: University of Amsterdam
Website: http://www.uva.nl/en/home
Email: w.ten.have@niod.knaw.nl
Address: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Description: The programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is unique in the Netherlands. The courses are provided by the new Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, established in the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation. The curriculum is organised in an interdisciplinary manner: 20th-century genocides are examined from the vantage point of different disciplines. Holocaust and Genocide Studies takes a content-based approach to the phenomenon of genocide. In addition, broader attention focusses on research into how later generations have interpreted different cases of genocide. Typical 20th-century aspects are examined, such as mass mobilisation, the role of bureaucracy, the function of media and the prosecution of those responsible for genocide. Holocaust and Genocide Studies as a part-time study

The curriculum is also offered as a part-time study, which lasts one and a half years. Students earn a maximum of 40 ECTS credits per year, i.e. 20 credits per semester. Part-time students attend courses together with full-time students. The programme for a part-time study is put together by the student, in mutual consultation with the coordinator of the programme. Accreditation and degree Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a programme of the Master in History. The quality of this Master’s programme has been positively assessed (accredited) by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally recognised master’s degree in History and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Joint Masters in Human Rights and Genocide Studies (Collegium Civitas, Warsaw)
University Name: Collegium Civitas, Warsaw
Website: http://www.hrgs.eu/
Email: fasspostgrad-info@kingston.ac.uk
Address: Collegium Civitas Palace of Culture and Science, 12th floor Plac Defilad 1 00-901 Warsaw Poland
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8417 2361

Description: In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and the separate but related issue of genocide, with an increasing concern with how genocide might be prevented or halted. The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is concerned directly with these major issues of our time. This modular 18 month postgraduate programme is taught at the following European institutions:

  • Kingston University, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Viadrina European University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
  • Uppsala University, Sweden (internship/dissertation only)

It is a unique inter-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme and the first of its kind in Europe, involving a number of European institutions and offering a curriculum which is international in design, scope and content. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Uppsala University, Sweden)
University Name: Uppsala University
Website: http://www.valentin.uu.se/index_eng.htm
Email: info@valentin.uu.se
Address: Hugo Valentin Centre Uppsala University Box 521 SE-75120 Uppsala, Sweden Visiting address: Thunbergsv. 3D, 1st fl.
Telephone: +46-18-471 23 67

Description: Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a dynamic field of research and education of the highest international relevance. The goal of this master of arts is to give you the ability to understand and analyze independently the phenomenon of genocide, and episodes of genocidal violence in their historical and cultural contexts. Empirical knowledge combined with sharpened analytical abilities have become sought-after skills for a variety of potential employers.

Future employers include UN organizations, branches of the European Union and Council of Europe, national EU governments, and international NGOs. Domestic Swedish organizations such as SIDA, IDEA, The Forum for Living History, and others are also potential employers.

This degree also qualifies you to apply for doctoral studies. The Master programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is for those who have already obtained a bachelor in the humanities or social sciences.

Special Studies Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies or M.A. with an emphasis in Holocaust Studies (St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, Minnesota)
University Name: St. Cloud State University
Website: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chge/education.asp
Email: chge@stcloudstate.edu
Address: St. Cloud State University 720 4th Avenue South St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
Telephone: (320) 308-4205

Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Kean University, New Jersey)
University Name: Kean University
Website: http://www.kean.edu/
Email: dklein@kean.edu
Address: Nathan Weiss Graduate College New Jersey
Telephone: (908) 737-0256

Description: The Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide studies at Kean University – one of only three such programs in the United States – is exceptionally poised to inspire leaders in education, human rights, public policy, and other growing professional fields for the 21st century.

Situated at one of our nation’s most diverse universities in the culturally rich region of central New Jersey and metropolitan New York City, its main concern is to understand our world’s peoples and nations who endured extreme assault and now seek recognition as an international player. Kean’s Masters of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers ample opportunities to grasp and influence this historical dynamic.

Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (The Richard Stockton College, Galloway Township, New Jersey)
University Name: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Galloway Township, New Jersey
Website: http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/page.cfm?siteID=73&pageID=58
Email: Michael.Hayse@stockton.edu
Address: The Richard Stockton College of NJ PO Box 195 Pomona, NJ 08240
Telephone: 609-652-1776

Description: The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) is a central component of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s commitment to study the history of the Holocaust and other forms of genocide, and to teach the lessons which can be derived from such study. Stockton was the first four-year college in the United States to offer a Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. New Jersey teachers, in preparing youth for responsible citizenship, are required in both primary and secondary schools to include Holocaust and genocide studies in their classes. In addition to educators, the program has been accessed by other professionals who may seek individual growth, a first step toward doctoral work, or a means to upgrade their post-graduate qualifications. (Retrieved from the Program’s web site)

Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
University Name: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/holocaust/
Email: Jfriedman@wcupa.edu
Address: West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA 19383
Telephone: 610-436-1000

Description: More and more colleges and universities, public, private, and parochial schools are adding Holocaust and genocide studies to their curriculum. And more and more teachers, librarians, museum curators and administrators are realizing the importance of preparing themselves for the study of these subjects. With this in mind, a Master of Arts degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies has been developed to help scholars pursue the study of the Holocaust and other genocides and to seek answers as to how they may be prevented. Because this study involves more than the history of the development of genocides, various departments are supplying courses that provide greater understanding of the forces leading to them.

The Masters Degree requires thirty credits. A thesis, if preferred, will fulfill six credits. A Certificate of Studies requires 15 credits. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

 

ONLINE MASTERS (MA) PROGRAMS

Online Masters Degree in Education, Option in Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis in Holocaust and Genocide Education (California State University, Chico, California)
University Name: California State University, Chico, California
Website: http://www.csuchico.edu/
Email: dschwart@csulb.edu
Address: California State University, Chico 400 W First Street Chico, CA 95929

Description: This innovative degree is the first completely online degree offered in Holocaust and genocide education anywhere in the world. While our primary goal is to train teachers in the State of California to teach Holocaust and Genocide units, as mandated in state law and in the State Social Science and History framework, we are also offering our courses for anyone, anytime, anywhere to help train teachers to both teach and prepare curriculum in the area of Holocaust and genocide studies. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Online Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Gratz College, Pennsylvania)
University Name: Gratz College, Melrose Park
Website: http://www.gratz.edu/
Email: j.fisher@gratz.edu
Address: Gratz College 7605 Old York Road Melrose Park, PA 19027
Telephone: (215) 635-7300
Description: This certificate is for those who would like to expand their knowledge of the Holocaust and its contemporary significance as well as explore the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. It is designed for educators in public and private schools, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES IN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES

Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Studies (University of Sydney, Australia)
University Name: University of Sydney
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/
Email: suzanne.rutland@sydney.edu.au

Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Education (University College, Dublin)
University Name: University College Dublin
Website: http://www.ucd.ie/
Email: Kate.Breslin@ucd.ie

Certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory (University of Illinois, Urbana)
University Name: University of Illinois, Urbana
Website: http://www.jewishculture.illinois.edu/academics/graduate/
Email: mpr@illinois.edu
Address: University of Illinois,Urbana 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Telephone: 217-333-7978

Description: The Program in Jewish Culture and Society offers graduate students the option of pursuing certificates in two areas: Jewish Culture and Society & Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

Certificate in Holocaust Studies (Gratz College, Pennsylvania)
University Name: Gratz College
Website: http://gratz.edu/
Address: Melrose Park Pennsylvania

Online Graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
University Name: Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.setonhill.edu
Email: bartos@setonhill.edu
Address: Seton Hill University Graduate Admissions Seton Hill University 1 Seton Hill Drive Box 510F Greensburg, PA 15601
Telephone: (724) 838-4209

Description: Seton Hill’s online program in Genocide and Holocaust Studies assists current and future teachers, historians and scholars to understand the cultural, political, economic and religious forces behind genocide by engaging in comparative study of genocides of the past and present and by examining the singularly horrific crime of the Holocaust.

This certificate program provides educators with the tools that are needed to present information on the Holocaust and other forms of genocide to students in an age-appropriate and emotionally supportive manner. It also helps anyone interested in genocide and the Holocaust to have a fuller understanding of the political, social and religious issues that give rise to acts of genocide, and how the lessons of history inform possible responses to the genocides that exist in the world today. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Studies (The University of Texas, Richardson, Texas)
University Name: The University of Texas Dallas Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Texas
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/
Email: holocauststudies@utdallas.edu
Address: The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies The University of Texas at Dallas 800 W. Campbell Rd., JO 31 Richardson, TX 75080
Telephone: (972) 883-2100

Description: The Certificate in Holocaust Studies (Certificate) is offered to MA, MAT, and PhD students in the School of Arts and Humanities (A & H) from The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies (Center) at UT Dallas. Students who wish to pursue the Certificate must do so in coordination with A & H’s requirements for graduation from their specified program. Graduates of this 15 credit hours certificate will have a critical understanding of the Holocaust as well as modern Jewish culture, the history of anti-Semitism, and the major contemporary philosophical, aesthetic, and analytical responses to this major event.

In order to begin work toward the Certificate, each student must complete a registration form, and is required to be advised each semester by Professor Zsuzsanna Ozsvath or Professor Nils Roemer. In addition, each semester, Certification students must also meet with their academic counselor provided to them by A & H. Certificates can only be awarded to those students who have their advising forms completed from both the School of Arts and Humanities and the UT Dallas Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies. The Certificate will be awarded in addition to the diploma earned in the student’s chosen field after graduation. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Georgetown University, Washington DC)
University Name: Georgetown University
Website: http://pjc.georgetown.edu/
Email: cjcinfo@georgetown.edu

 

GRADUATE DIPLOMAS IN HOLOCAUST STUDIES

Graduate Diploma in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Monash University, Australia)
University Name: Monash University, Australia
Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/
Email: Mark.Baker@arts.monash.edu.au
Address: Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 990 35001

Description: The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) is located within the School of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, at Monash University, Australia’s largest university.

The centre was established in 1992 with the appointment of a lecturer in modern Jewish history. Associate Professor Mark Baker took up the position of full-time director in 2008. The centre now has six full-time academic staff members and two half-time members, including three research professors.

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts in Combined Studies: Holocaust (University of Manchester, England)
University Name: University of Manchester
Website: http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/
Email: cathy.gelbin@manchester.ac.uk
Address: Combined Studies Centre The University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
Telephone: 0161 306 1102

Description: The introduction of this area of study marks the establishment of the first comprehensive undergraduate pathway in Holocaust Studies in the UK. This area of study offers students the unique opportunity to bring together a broad range of approaches from the humanities and social sciences fields. It may be taken in combination with any one of the other Combined Studies study areas (including Jewish Studies).

Course units in this area of study encourage students to contextualise key historical, ideological and cultural developments of the Holocaust within relevant national and international frameworks. (Retrieved from the Program’s web site)

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Holocaust Studies (University of Florida)
University Name: University of Florida
Website: http://web.jst.ufl.edu/
Email: center@jst.ufl.edu
Address: Center for Jewish Studies Gainesville, Florida
Telephone:

Description: The Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary certificate program in Holocaust Studies. This program is open to all degree-seeking undergraduates. It provides background for a variety of career choices ranging from the study of law, to human rights work, to employment with NGOs, to K-12 education, to international business, to museum or library employment. The certificate program can supplement any major program of study.

Students completing the certificate program learn about the Holocaust itself as well as how major authors, government leaders, legal scholars, filmmakers, artists, museum curators, and others have reacted to and understood the Holocaust. Students will emerge with a sense of how global discourse has understood, failed to understand, and even manipulated the notion of the unspeakable. Finally, students will themselves be able to think and argue broadly as to the nature of humanity and mass crime.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Concentration (Clark University)
University Name: Clark University
Website: http://www.clarku.edu/departments/holocaust/undergrad/index.cfm
Email: chgs@clarku.edu
Address: Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Worcestor, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Elective Studies in Holocaust Studies (St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota)
University Name: St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota
Website: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chge/education.asp
Email: dlwildeson@stcloudstate.edu
Address: 235 James W. Miller Learning Resources Center St. Cloud State University 720 Fourth Avenue South St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
Telephone: (320) 308-4205

Description: Holocaust and Genocide Courses at St. Cloud State University
Each academic year, 550-700 students participate in Holocaust-specific courses at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). An additional 50-100 enroll in Holocaust-related courses.

Bachelor of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Keene State College Keene, New Hampshire)
University Name: Keene State College Keene, New Hampshire
Website: http://www.keene.edu/
Email: hknight@keene.edu
Address: Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-3201
Telephone: 603-358-2949

Description: Students examine both the Holocaust and the broader topic of genocide. The graduate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is prepared to support curriculum development in the social studies and history and to pursue careers in social and governmental service. The major also prepares students for graduate studies in history, as well as Holocaust and genocide studies, and for other postgraduate work, such as law.

The program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is rooted in the conviction that the Holocaust was a cataclysmic episode in the course of Western history impacting culture, society, politics, ethics, science, and religion, and that there is no discipline in the academy un-touched by its shadow. In a world still tormented by mass murder and genocide, the program also rests on the moral imperative that learning from both the past and present may serve as a basis of hope for the future. The program combines historical background with an interdisciplinary exploration of both the Holocaust and other genocidal events through film, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, religious studies, women’s studies, and other offerings. With an understanding of such issues as prejudice, discrimination, and racism, students are equipped to analyze contemporary political situations, think critically about ethical responsibility, and respond actively to injustice.

Students selecting a Holocaust and Genocide Studies major are required to complete 36 credit hours in the field, 12 of which (e.g., three courses) are specified below. Of the remaining six course electives (24 credits), one must be a Holocaust elective (4 credits) and one must be a genocide elective (4 credits), as designated by course title (see below). Three of the six electives (12 credits) must be at the 300 level or higher. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR

Interdisciplinary BA in Holocaust Studies (Western Galilee College, Acre, Israel)
University Name: Western Galilee College
Website: www.wgalil.ac.il/files%5CHolocaust_Brochure_2.jpg
Email: info@wgalil.ac.il
Address: Western Galilee College PO Box 2125 Acre 24121 Israel
Telephone: 972-4-901-5100

Description: The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, established in 2008, is an innovative program dedicated to the in-depth research and teaching of the Holocaust. The program offers studies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and includes a variety of academic activities. The Program’s faculty and international conferences have earned international esteem, and have established Western Galilee College as a leading center for Holocaust Studies.

The College offers a minor in Holocaust Studies as part of an Interdisciplinary Bar-Ilan University B.A. in Social Sciences. The Program is the first Holocaust Studies track that is an integral part of a B.A. degree. In all, hundreds of students are enrolled in Holocaust-related courses at the College which can also be taken for credit, to meet general study requirements. (Retrieved from the Program’s website).

BA Minor in Holocaust History (Chapman University Orange, California)
University Name: Chapman University Orange, California
Website: http://www.chapman.edu/holocaustEducation/stern/default.asp
Email: harran@chapman.edu
Address: The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866
Telephone: (714) 997-6815

Description: The minor includes study of the origins and history of the Holocaust within the context of European history and an exploration of the central themes and topics in current Holocaust research. In support of their classroom learning, students may participate in extracurricular opportunities through the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education lecture series. The series allows students to learn first-hand from the extraordinary survivors, such as Schindler’s “list” survivor Leon Leyson, and from world-renowned scholars, such as Sir Martin Gilbert.

The Holocaust History Minor requires 21 credits, 18 of which are reguired, and the remaining 3 credits may be chosen from a list of approved electives. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Minor in Intercultural Studies – Holocaust Focus (Elmhurst College, Illinois)
University Name: Elmhurst College
Website: http://public.elmhurst.edu/academics/ics/12333216.html

Undergraduate minor (BA) Minor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies (University of Maine, Augusta)
University Name: University of Maine, Augusta
Website: http://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/hhrs/
Email: infohhrc@maine.edu
Address: Michael Klahr Center University of Maine at Augusta 46 University Drive Augusta, Maine 04330-1644

Concentration in Holocaust Studies (University of Baltimore, Maryland)
University Name: University of Baltimore
Website: http://www.umbc.edu/judaic/minor.php
Address: Judaic Studies Program Baltimore, Maryland

Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Keene State College, New Hampshire)
University Name: Keene State College
Website: http://www.keene.edu/academics/ah/cchgs/
Email: hknight@keene.edu

Interdisciplinary Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (College of New Jersey)
University Name: College of New Jersey
Website: http://www.tcnj.edu/~culture/holocaust.html
Email: friedman tcnj.edu
Address: School of Culture and Society Ewing, New Jersey

Minor in Holocaust Studies (Drew University, New Jersey)
University Name: Drew University
Website: http://www.drew.edu/
Address: Madison, New Jersey

Human Rights and Genocide Studies Minor (Ramapo College, New Jersey)
University Name: Ramapo College
Website: http://www.ramapo.edu/
Email: mriff@ramapo.edu
Address: Salameno School of American and International Studies (SSAIS) Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Telephone: 201 684-7409

Undergraduate Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Manhattanville College, New York)
University Name: Manhattanville College, New York
Website: http://www.mville.edu/
Address: Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Purchase, New York

Minor in Holocaust Studies (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York)
University Name: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Website: http://www.hws.edu/catalogue/holo.aspx
Email:
Address: Geneva, New York

Undergraduate Minor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies (University of Nevada, Reno)
University Name: University of Nevada, Reno
Website: http://www.unr.edu/
Email: vwein@unr.edu
Address: The Gender, Race and Identity Program University of Nevada, Reno / MS 0046 University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0208
Telephone: (775) 784-1560

Description: A 19-credit 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 board of directors of the center is composed of prominent University of Nevada, Reno faculty members and community leaders.

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. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

Minor in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University)
University Name: Appalachian State University
Website: http://programsofstudy.appstate.edu/
Email: holocaust@appstate.edu
Address: Boone, North Carolina
Telephone: 828-262-2311

Interdisciplinary Minor in Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies (University of Charlotte, North Carolina)
University Name: University of Charlotte
Website: http://catalog.uncc.edu/
Email: cwhouck@uncc.edu
Address: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Department of Global, International & Area Studies

Undergraduate Minor (Online) in Genocide and Holocaust Studies (Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
University Name: Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.setonhill.edu/
Email: jpaharik@setonhill.edu
Address: Seton Hill University Graduate Admissions Tracey Bartos, MBA Director of Graduate and Adult Studies Seton Hill University 1 Seton Hill Drive Box 510F Greensburg, PA 15601
Telephone: (724) 838-4209

Description: Online program: Genocides – violent crimes committed against national, racial, ethnic, or religious groups with the intent of entirely destroying them – have occurred throughout human history. Why? And is there a way to break the pattern?

Seton Hill’s online program in Genocide and Holocaust Studies assists current and future teachers, historians and scholars to understand the cultural, political, economic and religious forces behind genocide by engaging in comparative study of genocides of the past and present and by examining the singularly horrific crime of the Holocaust.

This certificate program provides educators with the tools that are needed to present information on the Holocaust and other forms of genocide to students in an age-appropriate and emotionally supportive manner. It also helps anyone interested in genocide and the Holocaust to have a fuller understanding of the political, social and religious issues that give rise to acts of genocide, and how the lessons of history inform possible responses to the genocides that exist in the world today. (Retrieved from the Program’s website).

Undergraduate Minor in Holocaust Studies (University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont)
University Name: University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/
Email: Holocaust.Studies@uvm.edu
Address:The University of Vermont – Burlington, VT 05405 University of Vermont Miller Center for Holocaust Studies 301 Old Mill Annex Burlington, Vermont 05405
Telephone: (802) 656-1492

Description: A minor in Holocaust Studies can be pursued in conjunction with any major. The study of the Holocaust offers more than an opportunity to acquire knowledge about a singular historical event. It provides students with an opportunity to examine a range of broader issues, such as antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, militarism, homophobia, and the formation and functioning of stereotypes. It provides important insight into behaviors such as obedience to authority, conformity, altruism, and civil courage. A consideration of the bureaucratic methods employed by the Nazi regime to systematically identify, isolate, and eliminate large populations addresses questions about the potential for the abuse of power by governments. The responses of Jews, Jewish institutions, and others subjected to Nazi policies have implications for our understanding of how individuals and groups respond to persecution. Finally, the ways in which the Holocaust is remembered and memorialized in different national and cultural contexts serves as a useful case study of how collective memories of important historical events emerge and evolve over time.

Students considering the undergraduate minor in Holocaust Studies should contact the Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies, who can advise them about requirements, future courses, and special educational opportunities. Once students have declared the minor, the Director will continue to advise them with respect to the minor field, working in cooperation with students’ faculty advisors in their major departments. (Retrieved from the Program’s website)

BA Minor in Holocaust Studies (Pacific Lutheran University, Washington)
University Name: Pacific Lutheran University
Website: http://www.plu.edu/
Address: Tacoma, Washington

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Holocaust Studies (Albright College, Pennsylvania)
University Name: Albright College
Website: http://www.albright.edu/catalog/special.html#holo
Email: gdesyon@alb.edu
Address: Reading, Pennsylvania

CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE

Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Syracuse University, New York)
University Name: Syracuse University
Website: http://www.teachingtheholocaust.org
Address: School of Education