• The course begins with a study of the individual and society, the development of stereotypes and prejudices and their impact on history and historical decision-making. Students will study the rise of the Nazis , conformity and obedience, the Holocaust, bystanders and rescuers, judgment and the Nuremberg Trials, the historical legacies of the Holocaust, and other human rights crises of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The culminating activity of the course will focus on the ability of the individual to choose to participate and to become an upstander in times of crisis.

    1/2 unit of credit