HGHRS Courses Available in the following Hub areas (Click the link to see):
- Aesthetic Exploration
- Critical Thinking
- Ethical Reasoning
- Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
- Historical Consciousness
- Research and Information Literacy
- The Individual in Community
- Writing-Intensive Course
- Oral and/or Signed Communication
- Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings
The African Diaspora in the Americas
CAS HI 489/AA 489 (4 Credits)
W 2:30-5:15 PM
History of peoples of African descent in the Americas after end of slavery from an international framework. Examines development of racial categories, emergence of national identities in wake of the wars of independence, diverse Black communities in the twentieth century. Also offered as CAS AA 489.
Instructor: Professor Linda Heywood
Nazis on Film
CAS HI 539 (4 Credits)
M 2:30-5:15 PM
Explores changing representations of Nazis on the silver screen, from celebrations of the “Third Reich” to post-1945 depictions of Nazis as evil. Focuses on the longing for strong leadership, pleasure at inflicting pain on enemies, fear of others, and racism. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.
Instructor: Professor Jonathan R. Zatlin
International Law and Organizations
CAS IR 375 (4 Credits)
MWF 2:30-3:20 PM
International law and international organizations are central to the conduct of international relations, generating both cooperation and conflict. This course provides a historical and theoretical introduction to the rules, principles, and institutions of public international law.
Instructor: Professor Andrei Mamolea
Representations of the Holocaust in Literature and Film
CAS JS 261/CI 269/XL 281/RN 685 (4 Credits)
TR 2:00-3:15 PM
How can we understand the impact of the Holocaust and its ongoing legacies? Holocaust representation in literature, film and memorials, including discussions of bystander complicity and societal responsibilities, testimonial and fictive works by Wiesel and Levi, documentaries and feature films. Effective Fall 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, Historical Consciousness.
Instructor: Professor Alissa Leigh-Valles
It’s a Free Country: Civil Liberties in America
CAS PO 303 (4 Credits)
TR 11:00-12:15 PM
An accessible introduction to American civil liberties. Students will read a sampling of key Supreme Court cases about issues including speech, religion, privacy and equality. They will understand the key the debates, considerations, and decisions about old and new civil liberties challenges in the U.S. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking.
Instructor: Professor Lauren Mattioli
International Human Rights: Applying Human Rights in Africa
CAS PO 378/CAS IR 352 (4 Credits)
TR 2:00-3:15 PM
Studies the growing international influence on politics of human rights principles, documents, and organizations, drawing especially on African cases such as Congo, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. The class explores the relationship between civil and political rights and economic, social, and culture rights. We consider debates over claims of universality vs. cultural relativism, individual vs. group rights, and ways to improve human rights enforcement well respecting local cultures. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork/Collaboration.
Instructor: Professor Timothy P. Longman
Inequality and American Politics
CAS PO 519 (4 Credits)
M 6:30-9:15 PM
This course examines the role of income inequality in shaping American politics and policy. Combining research from history, political science, economics, and public policy scholars, we will consider a range of important topics, including inequality in public voice, money and politics, and attitudes towards redistribution. We will apply this knowledge as part of a final paper project in metropolitan Boston. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Writing-Intensive Course, Research and Information Literacy.
Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
CAS JS 379/CAS RN 249 (4 Credits)
MWF 11:15-12:05 PM
Explores historical and contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia and Antisemitism. Students are exposed to wide range of relevant written and visual texts as well as theoretical approaches. Includes active learning component and collaborative presentations by students. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, The Individual in Community, Teamwork/Collaboration.
Instructor: Professor Adam Seligman and Kecia Ali
Seminar on the Holocaust
CAS JS 460/CAS RN 460/TX 805 (4 Credits)
TR 9:30-10:45 AM
This course will examine historical, ethical and religious issues arising from the Holocaust. We will discuss antisemitism and ideology; what communities were considered “other”; human motivation regarding collaborators, perpetrators and bystanders; the role of individuals, organizations and governments; the treatment of women; the ethics of resistance; the behavior of the Jewish Councils; and attitudes to the existence of God during and after the Holocaust. We will also compare the Holocaust to contemporary crises now occurring around the world. Effective Spring 2021, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Ethical Reasoning, Historical Consciousness.
Instructor: Professor Steven T. Katz
Fascism and the Holocaust in Italy
CAS JS 366 / CI 386 / LI 386 (4 Credits)
TR 11:00-12:15 PM
The Fascist regime and the Holocaust in Italy: how the civic status of Italian Jews changed from the beginnings of discrimination against them to deportations of 1943, posing larger questions about bigotry and racism, and the role of bystander complicity. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness.
Instructor: Professor Nancy Harrowitz
Experience of Total War
CAS HI 279 (4 credits)
Analyzes how soldiers and civilians experienced WWI and WWII, which brutally penetrated their everyday lives and affected their bodies, vocabularies, and world-views. Major sources include combat accounts, diaries, letters, songs, material culture, food, and more. this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Creativity/Innovation.
Instructor: Professor Alexis Peri