HIST-290 : The Holocaust (formerly HI-185)
Course, prefix, number, & title: HIST-290 The Holocaust (formerly HI-185)
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Co-requisites (if any): ENGL-101
Course Description in college catalog:
A study of the origins, events, results of and reactions to the Holocaust. Among topics discussed are: the sources of anti-Semitism found in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and early modern Europe; racism in the nineteenth century; the development of the modern German state; the rise of Nazism, the ghetto, Jewish resistance, and Christian efforts to aid the Jews; the world’s reaction to the Holocaust; the effects on the survivors and their children; the literature of and the literary responses to the Holocaust and historical parallels. Readings include texts and literary and historical sources; films and eyewitness testimony are a significant part of the course.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
1. Students critically examine the history of the race concept, its evolution, and final incarnation in Nazi theory and practice.
2. Students will put the Holocaust in a global historical context and it precedents and antecedents.
a. Define difference between cause and effect.
b. Identify relationships between specific historical causes and effects.
3. Students will explain and discuss the profound impact of the Holocaust and it’s enduring legacy in society.
a. Define difference between different kinds of change in society.
b. Provide examples of both change and continuity over time in social, political, economic, and cultural history and its relationship to liberalism, socialism and nationalism
c. Evaluate different significance of different types of change.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.