Winter quarter 2020 offers students in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor the opportunity to complete both required core courses in the same quarter!
HGST 301, “The Holocaust in German-Language Fiction, Film, and Memory,” explores how the Holocaust frames discourses of art, memory, and history in the German-speaking world. Tuesdays: 12-3:50pm.
HGST 302, Topics in Genocide Studies, Exploration of topics in Genocide Studies that deepen students’ understanding and knowledge of different genocides and mass atrocities. Mon/Wed: 11-1:20pm.
“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 and 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.
Please stop by the Ray Wolpow Institute office, call 360.650.7737, or email wolpow.institute.edu, if you are interested in learning more about the HGST minor.
Minor advising is available during fall quarter Wednesdays from 1-4pm, Wilson Library 571/572.