Holocaust Studies Minor


18 credits in minor courses, plus 9-11 credits in prerequisite courses, including:

HST 2760Modern Germany3
HST 2790The Holocaust3
Course offerings for the Holocaust Studies minor vary frequently. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed below are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE. 1 additional course/3 credits at the 2000-level or above chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:3
Topics in Holocaust and Film
World War II
History of Poland
Jews in Modern Europe
Topics in Holocaust History
Sociology of the Holocaust
Special Topics: HS 2990, HS 3990, HS 4990
OPEN LEVEL. 3 additional courses/9 credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:9
Topics in Holocaust Lit in Tr
Italians and the Holocaust
Special Topics: HS 1990
Up to 3 credits of Internship, Independent Study, and/or Undergraduate Research may be counted toward the Open Level requirement with the approval of the program director.


HST 1715Modern Europe3
2 courses/6-8 credits of German language at any level. Another European language may be substituted after consultation with the director.6-8

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.