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Holocaust History and Literature

ENG 262W

Holocaust History and Literature

ENG 262W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of "C". Introduces Holocaust studies. Covers the years 1933 to 1945, focusing on the role of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and those involved in resistance and rescue. Uses a variety of literature that assesses how did the Holocaust happen? Who is responsible? What can we learn from this catastrophe? Credit may be earned in ENG 262W or LIT 260W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Analyze Holocaust works for dominant themes and motifs.
  • Connect symbols and metaphors with theme or main ideas.

Participate in writing to learn activities

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Apply significant historical terms/concepts as related to the Holocaust.