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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

HIST-257 History of the Holocaust

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080. 
This course examines the background context and consequences of the Holocaust. Starting with the history of the Jewish people and anti-Semitism in Germany and Eastern Europe the course focuses on the experience of the European Jews as well as the other ethnic cultural and political victims of the Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s within the global context of the Second World War.

Course Outcomes
1. Assess the historical roots of anti-Semitism in Germany and central Europe 2. Analyze the role of racial theories in Nazi regime’s rise to power in Germany 3. Evaluate the development of racially motivated public policy in Nazi Germany 4. Evaluate the development of Nazi policies targeting minority groups other than the Jewish people 5. Assess the development of Nazi racial extermination policy 6. Analyze the international response to Nazi racial policies within the context of both the 1930’s and the Second World War 7. Evaluate the Allied response to Nazi war crimes at the conclusion of the Second World War 8. Evaluate the legacy of the Holocaust in the Western world 9. Assess primary sources and make historical arguments 10. Evaluate historical arguments from secondary sources