Holocaust

Summer 2004

Dr. Bernard Cook

Office: Bobet 427

Telephone: 2564

 

This course will examine the distant and proximate roots of the Holocaust, and the nature, course, and consequences of the Holocaust. Goals: The student will know the key developments in the Nazi's anti-Semitic program, will have an understanding of the nature of the Holocaust, and will be able to assess the Holocaust and the role of the perpetrators, enablers, bystanders, and victims.

 

Required reading :  

 

Peter Neville, The Holocaust.

 

Otto Friedrich, The Kingdom of Auschwitz.

 

Raul Hilberg, Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Victims

 

Joseph and Helen Mitchell, The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations

 

Films:

Shoa

 

 

Course Requirements:

 

Punctual daily attendance at class is required.   After the second absence, your final grade will be lowered for each additional absence. You are expected to be prepared to discuss the scheduled topic by reading the assignment. Discussion/Participation is an essential part of this class.

 

First Assignment: By tomorrow – Tuesday, May 25

 

Select   seven articles from the Mitchell book   from 2.1 through 7.4 and 9.1, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, and including an article from the 6.1 through 6.7 group which you would be interested in reading and on which you will give an oral report. List the articles in the order of your preference. You will be assigned three articles on Wednesday, May 26,   and given the date   when your report is due .   In each report of approximately 15 minutes indicate the title, the author, and the source, summarize the contents, and give your assessment.

 

Tentative Schedule:

 

May

24               Introduction.     

25           Read Neville Chapter 1.                       

26           Read Neville 2.                           

27           Read Neville 3.           

 

28           Hitler: the Seduction of a Nation

31           Hitler: the Seduction of a Nation        

June

1             Read Hilberg Chapters 1-8. (Reaction paper to be done in class).

2             Read Neville 4.                         

3             Read Hilberg Chapters 9-17. (Reaction paper to be done in class).   

4             Shoa

7               Presentations on Mitchell 2.         

8               Presentations on Mitchell 3.                       

9             Read Neville 5 and 6.

10           Read Friedrich           

11           Take home assigned: A three page typed double-spaced paper on an assigned topic.                    

14               Concentration Camps. (Reaction paper to be done in class); Take home due.       

15           Read Hilberg 18-24. (Reaction paper to be done in class).

16           Read Neville 7. Presentations on Mitchell 4.                  

17           Read Neville 8. Presentations on Mitchell 5.                  

18           Read Neville 9. Presentations on Mitchell 6.                  

21               Presentations on Mitchell   7. Take-Home assigned.

22           Shoa

23           Shoa

24           Shoa

25           Take-Home Test due in Bobet 427 by 10.

                           

             

                         

 

Approximate value of work:

 

Discussions …………………………………….               ……...10%

Class presentations   on readings   from Mitchell……………..30%

Reaction papers.........................................……….…20%

Take home   paper. (Must be typed)...........................….15%

Take home exam. (Must be typed)...........................…..25%

 

 

 

Grading scale:

 

100-90=A

89-87=B+

86-83=B

82-80=B-

79-77=C+

76-73=C

72-70=C-

69-67=D+

66-63=D

62-60=D-

 

This is not a Common Curriculum Course.

 

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations in this class should contact Disability Services at 865-2990 as soon as possible so that warranted accommodations can be implemented in a timely fashion. Disability Services are located in the Academic Enrichment Center, Monroe Hall 405.