HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
Section: 001 The Holocaust and Its Aftermaths: History, Memory, Historiography, Politics
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other Course Info:
This course may not be included in a History concentration. F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed as an introduction to the main historical aspects of the Holocaust, as well as to the debates about its continuing importance for contemporary society, culture, and politics. Because the Holocaust was a complex and multi-faceted historical development, we will focus on several crucial themes in order to understand its dynamic and significance. In the first several weeks, we will investigate historical events central to the understanding of the Holocaust. Once we acquire a firm grasp of the Holocaust as a historical event, we will move to the issues of interpretation. We will tackle questions such as: What was the Holocaust? Was it a unique historical event? How has the Holocaust become so prominent in our understanding of contemporary society and culture? By the end of the course, the students should become familiar with major schools of interpretation of the history of the Holocaust, with several important historiographical debates in the field, and the political implications of Holocaust historiography.

Reading assignments will include Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, Jan Gross’s Neighbors, and Rethinking the Holocaust by Yehuda Bauer. The course is organized as a writing seminar, and is designed to help students develop college writing skills.

HISTORY 195 - The Writing of History
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 195 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
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12545
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1Y1
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TuF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
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12547
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2Y1
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WF 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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