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Ethics After the Holocaust

RELI 272
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CJST 272, GRST 266
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Urban Studies

The philosopher Theodor Adorno declared, "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." The Holocaust is a challenge to our understanding of modern society, ethics, and what it means to be human after Auschwitz. In this course, we will investigate how the Holocaust orients contemporary discussions on questions of guilt, forgiveness, and evil. What does it mean to remember, to forgive, and to forget? Can one ethically represent the Holocaust in art? We will explore these questions using various sources, including works by Hannah Arendt, Adorno, and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as museums, memorial sites, and cinematic representations.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(CSCT)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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