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The Holocaust and Its Cultural Meaning I

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Kod przedmiotu: MISH/iphss/H/1 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.0 / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: The Holocaust and Its Cultural Meaning I
Jednostka: Ośrodek Międzyobszarowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Grupy: Kursy do wyboru programu Study Abroad API
Program interdyscyplinarny w humanistyce i naukach społecznych w j. angielskim
Punkty ECTS i inne: 5.00 LUB 4.50 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Prerequisites: Intermediate or higher level of English fluency

There is no question that the Holocaust is the definitive event of the twentieth century for the West. Yet only after over half a century do we find that all the world can finally and freely speak of the Holocaust and the effect it has had on European and Western culture. The Shoah needs to be understood as something more than a historical or political event.

The introductory classes will build a foundation based on analysis of the changing terminology and definitions, as well as situate the Holocaust against the historical backdrop and social context of modern Europe. Presented and analyzed next will be the fundamental questions provoked by the Holocaust (e.g., how did it happen, what did political leaders do or not do, how did ordinary people react,, etc.). The perpetrator, victim, and bystander roles will be discussed in detail; means of resistance and rescue will also be examined. As the course is being taught in Central Europe, attention will be paid to pre- and postcommunist memory of the Holocaust.

Each meeting will center on a specific theme and questions. The primary aim is to enable the student to examine the many facets of Holocaust history and memory. Another goal is to arrive at a more critical, analytical, and nuanced understanding of the Shoah. Students will be able to demythologize the Holocaust and critique the presentations and representations (or lack thereof), in private and public discourse, in their own and other nation-states, under totalitarian and democratic systems.

Topics:

• Defining the Holocaust & genocide (who, what, to whom, when, different perspectives, UN genocide convention, etc.)

• European anti-Semitism in the 19th and 20th centuries

• Perspectives and approaches in researching the Holocaust

• Ghettos

• Focusing on Perpetrators

• Focusing on Victims

• Focusing on Bystanders/Rescuers

• Resistance

• War crimes trials

• Outing or denying horrible history

• Remembering the Holocaust: monuments and memorials

• Films:

Fotoamator (dir. Dariusz Jabłoński)

Conspiracy (dir. Frank Pierson)

Shoah (dir. Claude Lanzmann)

• Tracing the remains of ghettos and camps: Walking Lecture of Podgorze & Plaszow

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

• Websites, especially:

http://www.ushmm.org/

http://www.auschwitz.org/

http://www.yadvashem.org/

http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/

http://www.hdot.org/

• Books and articles in languages known by student and available in Poland or online

• Materials prepared by instructor and handed out in class

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

• Class attendance

• Participation in class discussions

• Original research paper on topic pre-approved by the instructor (on the basis of outline submitted by student)

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/2021" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-28
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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 30 godzin, 40 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Annamaria Orla-Bukowska
Prowadzący grup: Annamaria Orla-Bukowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzamin
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) * the student possesses extended and organized knowledge about the terminology used in history, the social sciences, and the humanities

* the student possesses broad and organized knowledge about classic as well as contemporary trends and concepts in the related fields, understanding the historic and cultural contexts

* the student is able to research, select and make use of information using an appropriate selection of sources, and knows how to apply a suitable gradation with regards to the used sources with respect for the intellectual rights of their authors

* the students possesses the ability to give content-related arguments using the views of different authors and respecting divergent opinions of other participants of the discussion

* the student is aware of the level of her or his knowledge and abilities, understands the need for constant education with regards to his professional career and personal development and is able to decide on the direction of his personal development

* the student is able to assess goals and actions as well as to appropriately prioritize and order the realization of assignments

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Intermediate or higher level of English fluency (oral & written)

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) * Active presence in class

Class attendance is mandatory. 3 absences are allowed; a 4th or 5th absence must be compensated by additional work after consulation with the instructor during office hours. A 6th absence comprises resignation from the course.

* Assessment of critical research paper

Clear and narrow focus; original and critical thinking; logical presentation and argumentation; scholarly, academic style complete with footnotes and bibliography; any plagiarism results in failure of the course.


Students are expected to read original sources (especially in their own home languages), to develop their own positions on aspects of the Holocaust, and to express their thoughts in class as well as in their research papers.


Students will also be provided a printed handout with all requirements and basic information listed in detail.

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) Knowledge: ability to discuss, raise critical points, and pose questions based on knowledge gained in as well as outside of class

Skills: ability to apply knowledge gained in class participation; ability to focus knowledge and interests in choosing research paper topic and appropriate, academic literature supporting argumentation and conclusions

Social skills: in class activity, respect for opinions and arguments of others

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Didactic methodology: lecture and exposition, films and other video or audiovisual materials, presentations, class and small group discussions

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) Participation in lectures and in-class discussions: 45 h

Independent research outside of class: 25 h

Independent preparation of research paper outside of class: 25 h


Grupa treści kształcenia:

Grupa treści kształcenia do wyboru

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

In the seven decades since the Shoah, this event has become a reference point for humanity, not only in the "West," but around the world. It needs to be understood as a phenomenon of greater depth and reach than merely a historical incident. The focus will be on "translating" the Holocaust into lessons about all human phenomena for contemporary societies.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Each meeting will center on a specific theme and questions. The primary aim is to enable the student to examine the many facets of Holocaust history and memory. Another goal is to arrive at a more critical, analytical, and nuanced understanding of the Shoah. Students will be able to demythologize the Holocaust and critique the presentations and representations (or lack thereof), in private and public discourse, in their own and other nation-states, under totalitarian and democratic systems.

Topics:

• Defining the Holocaust & genocide (who, what, to whom, when, different perspectives, UN genocide convention, etc.)

• European anti-Semitism in the 19th and 20th centuries

• Perspectives and approaches in researching the Holocaust

• Ghettos

• Focusing on Perpetrators

• Focusing on Victims

• Focusing on Bystanders/Rescuers

• Resistance

• War crimes trials

• Outing or denying horrible history

• Remembering the Holocaust: monuments and memorials

• Films:

Fotoamator (dir. Dariusz Jabłoński)

Conspiracy (dir. Frank Pierson)

Shoah (dir. Claude Lanzmann)

• Tracing the remains of ghettos and camps: Walking Lecture of Podgorze & Plaszow

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

recommended websites:

* USHMM

http://www.ushmm.org/

* Yad Vashem

http://www.yadvashem.org/

* Auschwitz-Birkenau

http://auschwitz.org/en/

recommended authors:

Christopher Browning

Martin Gilbert

Raoul Hilberg

John Roth

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

* preferred email address:

a.orla-bukowska@uj.edu.pl

* office hours:

ulica Grodzka 52, room 53

Tuesdays - 11:30-13:00

Opisy przedmiotów w USOS i USOSweb są chronione prawem autorskim.
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.