Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor

Description

The mission of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Faculty is to promote and facilitate the scholarly study of the Holocaust and other historical genocides throughout history. One of its chief mandates is to provide an interdisciplinary approach in which the topic of HGS is covered in a variety of departments/programs and from a variety of perspectives. The HGS minor is intended to both create a student who is more aware of the importance of genocide in both past and present and to prepare them for potential careers in fields related to the HGS. The following are key objectives of the minor:

  • Learn the history of genocide from a global and comparative perspective
  • Learn the history of genocide in an interdisciplinary context
  • Master core competencies in other disciplines and majors with the Holocaust and Genocide as the subject matter
  • Recognize the current relevance of the study of the Holocaust and genocide
  • Gain a working knowledge of methods of prevention, intervention, and justice for instances of genocide throughout history
  • Develop “moral muscles” that enable students to recognize and react to injustices occurring at home and abroad
  • Prepare students for a variety of careers in both public and private sector that focus on the recognition, prevention, intervention, amelioration, and prosecution of genocide and mass atrocity.

Other Information

All coursework taken for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Contact

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Director, Lana Obradovic, Ph.D.
Arts and Sciences Hall 275 G
402.554.3027
lobradovic@unomaha.edu

Requirements

Undergraduate students will be expected to complete at least 18 credit hours of HGS courses with a grade of C- or higher in at least three departments, including Anthropology, Black Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies and Sociology.  A course in another department may be permissible with review and approval by the HGS director

Required Courses

HIST 4720/RELI 4160THE HOLOCAUST3
HIST 4740COMPARATIVE GENOCIDE3
PSCI 4260INTERNATIONAL LAW3

Additional Courses

Select 9 hours from the following:

Anthropology:
PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA
Black Studies:
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
History:
MODERN GERMANY
HISTORY OF MODERN AFRICA
AMERICAN FRONTIER 1800-1900
HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
THE HOLOCAUST
Philosophy:
CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY
Political Science:
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 1
POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL LAW
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY
Religion:
RELIGIONS OF THE WEST
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION 2
JUDAISM IN THE MODERN AGE
Sociology:
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.
Total Credits18
1

 PSCI 3920 when taught as Gender and Global Politics

2

RELI 3500 when topic pertains to HGS