Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies Certificate

The Certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies is a multidisciplinary Certificate that confronts the social forces that lead to genocide. With the Holocaust as its foundation, the Certificate encourages students to look broadly at the moral, social, and political contexts of genocide and post-genocide memory and to use their understanding of the Holocaust and genocide to create meaningful change in our world.

To obtain the certificate, the student must complete, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, at least 18 credits (at least 6 courses) in courses approved for the certificate, of which at least 12 credits must be in Letters and Science courses, with 6 of those at the 300 level or above. At least 12 credits must be earned in residence at UWM, and at least 9 of the credits taken in residence must be at the 300 level or above. No more than 12 credits from any one department may count toward the certificate. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit bases. 

Core Courses9
Select three courses from the following list. One course must be from the History curricular area.
HIST 363
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
HIST 364
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45
JEWISH 247
Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (w/appropriate topic)
JEWISH 261
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
JEWISH 321
The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory
JEWISH 368
Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Electives 19
AFRIC 111
Introduction to African-American History to 1865
AFRIC 112
Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present
AFRIC 420
The Political Economy of Slavery
ANTHRO 426
Who Owns the Past?
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 442
Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
COMPLIT 230
Literature and Society: (with appropriate subtitle)
COMPLIT 309
Great Works of Modern Literature: (with appropriate subtitle)
COMPLIT 360
Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (with appropriate subtitle)
COMPLIT 461
Film-Fiction Interaction: (with appropriate subtitle)
GLOBAL 447
The Global Politics of Human Rghts
HIST 363
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship (if not selected above)
HIST 364
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45 (if not selected above)
JEWISH 247
Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (w/appropriate topic, if not selected above)
JEWISH 261
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (if not selected above)
JEWISH 368
Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (if not selected above)
PHILOS 241
Introductory Ethics
PHILOS 242
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
PHILOS 243
Moral Problems:
PHILOS 341
Modern Ethical Theories
PHILOS 355
Political Philosophy
PHILOS 384
The Philosophy of Law
SOCIOL 104
Introduction to Social Psychology
Total Credits18