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.
FINAL EXAMS: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start.
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
LIBS 7012 is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business
Accounting Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Accounting
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