Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Pfister, Debra
Discipline and Number
HIST 4388 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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Exploring the social, political, historical, and cultural contexts of the Holocaust, the purpose of this course is to examine its depiction and representation in art, literature, poetry, and film. We will construct our inquiry around three major questions: why did this mass murder happen, how did it run its course, and how can we articulate the enormity and horror of this event in the various modes of artistic expression. Through this examination, will study the ways in which the Holocaust has continued to affect our religious beliefs, our sense of morality, and our notions of education and culture in the twenty-first century.

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