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LIBS 7012 - Holocausts and Genocide: Perspectives from the 21st Century

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Based on the systematic mass-murder of European Jews and others during World War Two, the course poses questions about the nature of human society and behaviour. By studying Holocaust history and how its meaning has been reconstructed in different ways, students consider moral understanding and choice.

Prerequisite(s)

BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of university/college composition.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$638.38

Fall 2014

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 36572

Wed Sep 03 - Wed Dec 10 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 10 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE25 Rm. 304

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$638.38

Notes

  1. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON THE DESIGNATED DATE AND TIME.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the events and major issues of the Holocaust before, during and after World War II, including knowledge of extreme prejudice, propaganda and anti-Semitism, and demonstrate an understanding of how historians use and debate evidence, including testimony.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the effects of extreme victimization on Holocaust individuals and groups.
  • Explore perpetrator motivations and the nature of evil through analysing perpetrators.
  • Examine the nature of bystander behaviour in Europe and the rest of the world during the 1930s & 1940s.
  • Analyse the responsibility of ordinary individuals to other people and to society, and explore questions of conscience, moral understanding and moral choice.
  • Explore in depth the questions of why the Holocaust happened and whether or not it can happen (or has happened) again.

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2014

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2014 offerings of this course.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

A History of the Holocaust: From Ideology to Annihilation (5th Edition)
Author Rita Steinhardt Botwinick Ph.D.
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-20584-689-4
Price $95.50
Required

The Holocaust: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation
Author Donald Niewyk
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing
Copyright 2011
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-54718-946-8
Price $88.95
Required

Survival In Auschwitz
Author Primo Levi
Publisher Touchstone
Copyright 1993
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-68482-680-6
Price $12.95
Required

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