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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

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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 a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$654.19

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 47048

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Dec 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 17 Online

Instructor

Gene Homel

Course Outline

Cost

$654.19

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *(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 online. Your instructor will provide further information.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

LIBS 7012 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting

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