HIST 635: Problems in European History

HIST 635-001: Global History: Concentration Camps
(Fall 2019)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

Innovation Hall 316

Section Information for Fall 2019

Through reading and discussion of memoirs, diaries, novels, official documents, and scholarly studies based on case studies from around the world in the 20th century, this course will explore the relationship between detention and modern politics. The course will primarily focus on the history of the concentration camp as lived experience with a secondary focus on other modern forms of detention. Issues for discussion include rehabilitation, isolation, redemption, corrective labor, extermination, reeducation, and ethical life in extreme situations. Case studies may include the history of punishment, Native American reservations, concentration camps in the South African Anglo-Boer War, Nazi labor and extermination camps, the Soviet Gulag, Japanese-American internment camps, detention systems of the Global War on Terror, or others.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Investigates selected problems. Readings, discussions, development of bibliographies. Primary sources used where possible. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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