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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies Minor

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Delivery Area: Augusta

Coordinator: Ellen Taylor (207) 621-3114 ellen.taylor@maine.edu


An interdisciplinary program which integrates scholarship and practice, the HGHRS minor encourages students to examine genocide and human rights within their historical and cultural contexts, to understand the causes of genocide, and to consider how to create an environment of tolerance in their world.

The program draws upon the resources of and collaborates with other academic institutions, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, community and human rights groups, and state and local government.

Program requirements are nine credits of foundations courses, including a service learning cou4rse or internship, and nine credits of electives.

Advising Notes:

  • Other courses with a focus in the Holocaust, genocide, or human rights will be considered as electives. Approval of the advisor and the relevant dean is required.
  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.

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