Undergraduate, Graduate Students Invited to Join Spring Course: 'How Did The Holocaust Affect...?'

Undergraduate, Graduate Students Invited to Join Spring Course: 'How Did The Holocaust Affect...?'
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The Jewish Studies Program invites undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline at the U of A to enroll in their spring course "How Did The Holocaust Affect...?"

"This spring, we will explore how the Holocaust echoes in the subjects we study, in the institutions we depend on and how it continues to affect individuals, families and communities we know," said Jennifer Hoyer, associate professor of German and director of the Jewish Studies Program, who will teach the spring course.

The seminar course, made possible thanks to generous donor support, will investigate how the Holocaust continues to affect society today, including through the lenses of music, gaming, immigration law, mathematics, African and African American studies and more. The interdisciplinary perspectives will feature the following guest lecturers:

  • Caree Banton, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies
  • Amelia McGowan, assistant clinical professor in the U of A School of Law and Immigration Clinic Director
  • Edmund Harriss, assistant professor of mathematical sciences
  • Curtis Maughan, director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio
  • Eric Totten, instructor of history

Students in the course will develop their own research project based on a subject of interest related to the Holocaust. For the first time, the course is also open to graduate students across all disciplines.

For students interested in the seminar course, the course code is JWST 470V/570V. Students may also contact Hoyer at jhoyer@uark.edu

The U of A is proud to host the only university Jewish Studies program in Arkansas. An online archive of past lectures and student research projects is available at howdidtheholocaustaffect.uark.edu.

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