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Genocide and the Holocaust

Genocide and the Holocaust

Course Duration

January 9 through May 2, 2025

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Social Studies

APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $0 (Resources provided)


This course looks at both the academic and social constructions of genocide. We will view the Holocaust as the paradigmatic example of, but not only, genocide in modern history. Students will study the causes and processes of genocide as well as other contemporary crimes against humanity. Students and parents should be advised that this course utilizes intense and disturbing materials. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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