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.
- BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.
Below is one offering of LIBS 7012 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 05 - Fri Dec 15 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 47048
Class meeting times
|Sep 05 - Dec 15||N/A||N/A||Online|
|Dec 14||Thu||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
*(A)* This is NOT a SELF-PACED course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course content, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. You will have discussions and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or day). *(B)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held IN-PERSON on the Burnaby campus in the last week of the course. If you live outside the Lower Mainland area you will be required to have an approved proctor administer the exam. You are directly responsible for any invigilation fees and related costs.
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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.
Effective as of Fall 2009
Holocausts and Genocide: Perspectives from the 21st Century (LIBS 7012) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
Bachelor of Accounting Full-time/Part-time
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