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.
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45
Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (w/appropriate topic)
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images
The Holocaust and the Politics of Memory
Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Electives 19
Introduction to African-American History to 1865
Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present
The Political Economy of Slavery
Who Owns the Past?
Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
Literature and Society: (with appropriate subtitle)
Great Works of Modern Literature: (with appropriate subtitle)
Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (with appropriate subtitle)
Film-Fiction Interaction: (with appropriate subtitle)
The Global Politics of Human Rghts
Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship (if not selected above)
The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45 (if not selected above)
Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (w/appropriate topic, if not selected above)
Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (if not selected above)
Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (if not selected above)
Introductory Ethics
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Moral Problems:
Modern Ethical Theories
Political Philosophy
The Philosophy of Law
Introduction to Social Psychology
Total Credits18