Interdisciplinary Minor in Holocaust Studies

Rutgers now offers an interdisciplinary minor in Holocaust Studies, with courses offered by the German, History, Jewish Studies, and Sociology departments.

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The minor consists of six courses, as follows:

  • Two required courses:
    • History of the Holocaust (01:510:261 / 01:563:261)
    • Remembering the Holocaust (01:563:360/01:510:370:01) [Core Curriculum Course]
  • Four additional courses in at least two different departments—currently including German, History, Jewish Studies, and Sociology—related to the Holocaust. Courses can include:
    • A relevant three-credit independent study or internship (e.g., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York), with the approval of the faculty coordinator
    • An honors seminar on a relevant topic
    • A six-credit honors thesis on a relevant topic, with approval of the faculty coordinator
    • One relevant transfer course may be counted toward the minor, pending approval of the faculty coordinator

For more information of the Holocaust Studies Minor, click here or contact the faculty coordinator, Prof. Jeffrey Shandler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.