HGST Program Information In Fall 2019, WWU launched its Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. “Western is the first public university in the state with such a minor,” says Sandra Alfers, Director of the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity. “It is another major accomplishment for us. Western is clearly starting to address state needs, particularly in light of the recently amended Washington State Senate Bill 5612, which strengthens Holocaust Education in Washington schools, including the teaching of genocide and crimes against humanity.”
Western’s HGST minor includes courses from six different disciplines, two colleges and combines historical understanding with a cross-disciplinary exploration of both the Holocaust and genocide. It will prepare students to be successful and engaged members of society and will enable them to learn the tools needed to work in and across disciplines to identify and creatively solve key societal problems, both local and global.
- To learn more about the minor see the HGST Program Information guide.
- To access the plan of study and to learn which/when classes are being offered in 2020-2021 see the updated HGST Study Sheet 20-21.
- WWU Catalog – Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor.
- To declare your minor: Start the Minor Declaration e-form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org