Anthropology, Criminology, History, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Holocaust & Genocide
Mass killings have occurred at all times in history. The 20th century, however, stands out in intensity, frequency, and the means applied to kill great numbers of innocent people. Investigate the causes of genocide and the sociological and psychological mechanisms that turn people into perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, and victims.
This course analyzes the causes and consequences of genocide. Specific cases of genocide and near-genocide, including the Holocaust, are studied along with issues such as perpetrator profiles, commemoration, and genocide prevention. Definitions of genocide, methodology, and theories of the phenomena of genocide are discussed.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour: Poland
Core Course Week: Northern Germany
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.
Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!
Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.