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HIS-340-91, History of the Holocaust (SU13)

 INSTRUCTOR: V. Davidson

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Online

CONTENT:

This course examines the origins, implementation, evolution and aftermath of the Holocaust in and outside Nazi-occupied Europe. We will investigate the experiences and perspectives of victims, perpetrators, accomplices and bystanders. The course also analyzes the historiography and major debates within the historical community.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

-Describe the history of European anti-Semitism

-Discuss the origins of scientific racism, and the social, political, economic and cultural setting in which the Holocaust occurred

-Understand the impact of European anti-Semitism and nationalism on the Holocaust

-Describe modern German history, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the creation of the racial state

-Discern the processes which culminated in genocide-from isolation to the "Final Solution"

-Begin to comprehend the inter-relationships between the perpetrators, the victims, the rescuers, the bystanders and the resisters

-Discuss the aftermath and implications of the Holocaust on contemporary events.

METHODS:

This is an online section.

-Online Lectures

-Online Primary Documents

-Assigned Book

-Websites

-Online Films

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

-Weekly Online Lectures (Establishes Attendance) - 240 (20 x 12)

-Extra Credit Video Quiz: Students can complete a quiz on the film, Schindler’s List. Students must acquire the film on their own - (20 pts)

-Three online Quizzes: These quizzes are designed to facilitate timely engagement of the readings and confirm student comprehension of the key points; students will read primary documents in Joule for these quizzes. - 30 pts (3 x 10)

-Final Exam: the Final Exam is a take home essay students will answer short paragraphs identifying the major vocabulary discussed in the course plus overarching essay questions connecting the major course themes. - 100 pts

Online Discussions: Since this is an online section participating in Discussion via the Discussion Board is an essential way for students to demonstrate their understanding of the course material as well as to interact with and learn from their fellow students; students will answer questions about the Online Lectures and or Primary Documents for these Discussions. - 150 pts (3 x 50)

Total Points - 520 points

GRADE PERCENTAGE BREAKDOWN:

100-97 A+, 96-95 A, 94-90 A-; 89-87 B+, 86-85 B, 84-80 B-; 79-77 C+, 76-75 C, 74-70 C-; 69-67 D+, 66-65 D, 64-60 D-; 59 & below F (I do not calculate 10ths of a percentage)

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:

-Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. (Harper Perennial, 1993). ISBN: 0-06099-506-8

-Primary Documents online in Joule

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Prior to the first week students should purchase the Browning book and choose which “Recommended” text they want to read and purchase it as well. As soon as students have access to the course in Joule complete the Introduction, read the Syllabus, listen to the first Content: Online Lecture and Reading and post a response to the Establishing Attendance Discussion Forum.