The Jewish Studies Program regularly offers courses at the KU Edwards campus in Overland Park.
Spring 2019 Edwards JS course offerings:
JWSH 343 – The Holocaust in History
W 6:00-8:30pm, Fran Sternberg. EDWARDS
The systematic murder of the Jews of Europe by the Nazis during World War II is one of the most important events of modern history. This course studies the Holocaust by asking about its place in history. It compares other attempted genocides with the Holocaust and examines why most historians argue that it is unique. Other topics covered include the reasons the Holocaust occurred in Europe when it did, the changing role of anti-Semitism, and the effects of the Holocaust on civilization. The course also discusses why some people have sought to deny the Holocaust. The course concludes by discussing the questions people have raised about the Holocaust and such issues as support for democracy, the belief in progress, the role of science, and the search for human values which are common to all societies. Same as HIST 343.
* Certain KU courses are open to senior community members; a KU application for admission and non-refundable application fee is required. The following policy explains senior citizen tuition rates: http://policy.ku.edu/registrar/senior-citizen-rates#studentinfo
Lisa Browning, Coordinator of Student Services