B.A. Degree in English {17-18} - Holocaust Literature

Course Code
ENGL 445  Credits
Title Holocaust Literature 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 9
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In this course, students examine a variety of literary works, including novels, diaries, memoirs, articles, essays, poems, short stories, historical documents, and/or films that illustrate prominent attitudes, historic events, and lived experience associated with the planned extermination of millions of people (including but not limited to Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and Christians) during Hitler's reign. Through the study of these literary works, students come to recognize the consequences of stereotypes, prejudice, hate, and discrimination. As the class evaluates historic and current attitudes regarding the "other", students reflect upon their own ethical and moral views, identify personal responsibilities of citizenship, understand human rights as well as personal and societal obligations, examine the role of justice, and analyze the ethical dimensions of political, social, and scientific issues. MnTC Goals 6 and 9.