Course Description

History 5: Holocaust: History and Memory, HIST 5

Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Holocaust, murder of six million Jews by Germans in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II, is one of crucial events of modern history. Examination of origins of Holocaust, perpetrators and victims, and changing efforts to come to terms with this genocide. Exploration of forces that led to Holocaust, including emergence of scientific racism, anti-Semitism, and machinery of modern state. Consideration of debates about implementation of genocide, including significance of gender and sexuality, relationship between war and genocide, meanings of resistance and culpability, and political and philosophical implications of Holocaust. Exploration of how genocide of European Jewry was intertwined with targeting of other victims of Nazi rule, including Roma, Slavs, black Germans, disabled, homosexuals, and political opponents of National Socialism. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, History

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH or SS; WC.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Foundations of Society and Culture - Historical Analysis; Foundations of Society and Culture - Social Analysis; Diversity Requirement for College of Letters & Science, School of Music, & Public Affairs
Major Preparation: History

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; Sixth - 1 NAHR; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major, Muir: 1 course in a Humanities theme in "Historical Narratives"; ERC - 1 course Regional Specialization - Europe.

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area D after petition
Major Preparation: Likely applicable after partition for Area C of the History BA, Preparation for the Major (4 lower-division units selected from any historical field)
Major Requirement: Likely applicable after petition as a lower division elective for the History minor

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: ER

Course Creator

S.A. Stein
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