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Northwestern Courses related to the “Certificate of Achievement” in Holocaust Studies

These courses are subject to change. Please check CAESAR for most up-to-date information.


Current Academic year (2023 - 2024)


Spring 2024

Holocaust Studies Electives

HIST 292 Comparative Fascism

Lauren Stokes, TTh 3:30 - 4:50


HIST 395-0-22 Research Seminar: Holocaust Trials

Benjamin Frommer, TTh 3:30 - 4:50


SESP 323 Holocaust Memory, Memorial and Museums

Danny M. Cohen, TTh 12:30PM - 1:50

Context Courses

HIST 200-0-28: Jews and Arabs in Palestine/The Land of Israel, 1880-1948

Maayan Hilel, MW 12:30 - 1:50


HIST 200-0-36: MENA Jewry: History, Society, Culture

Maayan Hilel, TTh 2:00 - 3:20


HIST 340: Gender, War and Revolution in 20th Century

Tessie Liu, MWF 11:00 - 11:50


HIST 344: Germany since 1945

Lauren Stokes, TTh 11:00 - 12:20


HIST 395-0-24: Research Seminar: Jewish Autobiographies

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, TTh 3:30 - 4:50


JWSH_ST 279-0-1: Yiddish, Our Setting Sun: Yiddish Literature and Culture in the 20th Century

Hanna Tzuker Seltzer, TTh 2:00 - 3:20


REL 230-0-20: Introduction to Judaism: Jewish Texts

Shira E Schwartz, TTh 2:00 - 3:20


Courses of Interest (These courses do NOT count towards the Certificate of Achievement in Holocaust Studies). 

HIST 250 Global History: The Modern World

Robin Bates MW 11-12:20


Winter 2024

Required Course

HIST 349 History of the Holocaust 
Stefan Ionescu, MW 9:30-10:50

Holocaust Studies Electives

SESP  360-0 - Magic Monsters & the Holocaust
Danny M. Cohen, TuTh 12:30PM - 1:50PM

JWSH_ST 280-4 Topics in Israel Studies: The Holocaust, and Its Memory in Israel
Maayan Hilel, MW 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Context Courses

HIST 203-1 Jewish History 750-1492
David Shyovitz, TTh 11:00-12:20

HIST 200-0-36 A Global History of Prisons and Camps
Benjamin Frommer, TTh 3:30-4:50 

HIST 286 – World War II in Asia
Laura Hein, MWF 10:00- 10:50am

HIST 292-0-30 Jewish Refugees in the 20th Century
Stefan Ionescu, MW 3:30-4:50

HIST 300-0-22 Histories of Violence
Kathleen Belew, MW 9:30-10:50

HIST 337-0 History of Modern Europe
Joel Mokyr, TTh 2:00-3:20

HIST 393-0 What is Anti-Semitism?
David Shyovitz, TTh 3:30-4:50pm

SPAN 397-0-1 Spanish Inquisitions: Crypto-Jews and other New Christians in Iberia and America, 1400-1700
Shai Zamir, TTh 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Courses of Interest (These courses do NOT count towards the Certificate of Achievement in Holocaust Studies). 

HIST 103-8-22 Laws, Empires, and Global History
Helen Tilley, MW 2:00-3:20pm

HIST 103-8-24 Okinawa: Histories, Cultures, Identities
Laura Hein, MW 3:30-4:50pm

HIST 352 – Global History of Death and Dying
Sean Hanretta, TTh 9:30-10:50

HIST 395-0 The 1930's and Now
Deborah Cohen, TTh 3:30-4:50

JWSH_ST 279-0-1 We're Here, We're Queer: Queer Narratives in Israeli Literature and Culture
Guy Erlich, MW 11:00AM - 12:20PM

JWSH_ST 280-4-2 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict- Competing Narratives
Maayan Hilel, TTh 2:00PM - 3:20PM


Fall 2023

Holocaust Studies Electives

HIS 393: Holocaust Memory
S. Ionescu, MW 3:30-4:50

LRN SCI 224: Holocaust Education Design
D. M. Cohen, TTH 12:30-1:50

PSYCH 317: The Holocaust: Psychological Themes and Perspectives
B. Gorvine, TTH 11:00-12:20

Context Courses

HIS 300-0-22: Colonialism and Genocide: 20th Century Europe in Africa
S. Ionescu, MW 9:30-10:50

JWSH_ST 266/ GERMAN 266: Introduction to Yiddish Culture: Images of the Shtetl
M. Moseley, TTH 3:30-4:50

SPANISH 397: The Formation of Sephardic Diaspora and Culture 1400-1800 
S. Zamir TTH12:30-1:50

Courses of Interest (These courses do NOT count towards the Certificate of Achievement in Holocaust Studies). 

ANTHRO 343: Anthropology of Race
J. Lupu W 2:00-4:50

GERMAN 224: Contemporary Germany: Germany and the African Diaspora

X. Holt TTH 2:00-3:20

HIS 200: Race and Racism
B. Gadsden MW 2:00-3:20 

SLAVIC 261: Heart of Europe: Poland in the Twentieth Century
C. Cavanagh TTH 11-12:20

SLAVIC 367: Russian Film: Eisenstein
I. Kutik MW 12:30-1:50