PSYC 340 - Cross-Cultural Psychology: Social Psychology of the Holocaust
Students in this course examine social psychological and other factors related to genocide with a specific focus on the Holocaust. The course meets on campus in the spring semester and then travels to the Czech Republic and Poland in May.
Upon arriving in Central Europe, students first spend time in Prague, Czech Republic, visiting cultural and historical sites including Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, Charles University, and the Terezin concentration camp.
After taking a train to Kraków, Poland, students tour the Old Town, the Wieliczka Saltmines, and the nearby concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
Another train leads to Warsaw, Poland, where students learn more about the effects of WWII and the Holocaust by touring Warsaw and nearby Treblinka, a Nazi death camp. Students also explore the history of occupation and communism in these three locations, as well as the economic and political transitions beginning in 1989.