Spring 2020 HGST Course Offerings
HGST 302, “Genocide and Global Politics.” In this course, students will examine the problem of genocide from the perspective of various global political actors and apply contemporary international and comparative theory. ONLINE. Mon/Wed 1:00-2:50pm. Instructor: Prof. Rachel Paul (POLITICAL SCIENCE)
*Note: HGST 302 is cross-listed with PLSC 385
GERM 450 “Holocaust Representations” (Taught in German). In this course, students will explore how the Holocaust is represented in German-language literature and film. T/Th 2:00-4:10pm. Instructor: Prof. Sandra Alfers (GERMAN/MCL).
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. Please contact the RWI Director, Prof. Sandra Alfers, to learn more about our new program of study.
The RWI is located Wilson Libraries, which is currently closed.
Please call Prof. Sandra Alfers at 360.650.7786 or e-mail email@example.com if you are interested in minor advising or need a degree evaluation.