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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2007

AMS 321 • America and the Holocaust

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30415 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
NOA 1.126
Abzug

Course Description

Upper-division standing required. Partially fulfills legislative requirement in American History.

This course will investigate ways of perceiving the importance of the Holocaust in American history, politics, and culture. It will consist of meetings that are part lecture and part discussion, in which the readings will root the class in topics that we will then discuss and for which I will be giving wider background.

Grading Policy

Midterm Exam (30%): One essay question (choose 1 of 2) exam covering material in readings and lectures through October 3. Final Exam (50%): The exam will utilize all the material of the course, though more as possible resources with which to answer an interpretive question raised. The exam will consist of two essay (choose 2 of 3) questions, for which you will have the full class time to write. Class Participation (20%)

Texts

Robert H. Abzug, INSIDE THE VICIOUS HEART Robert H. Abzug, AMERICA VIEWS THE HOLOCAUST Richard L. Rubenstein, THE CUNNING OF HISTORY Martin Gilbert, THE HOLOCAUST Edward T. Linenthal, PRESERVING MEMORY Philip Roth, THE GHOSTWRITER Art Spiegelman, MAUS II Edward Wallant, THE PAWNBROKER

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