Course Descriptions

Term:

Fall Quarter (F21)

Dept/Description Course No., Title  Instructor
CLASSIC (F21)166  MUSSOLNI,FACSM,ROMEZISSOS, P.

This course will examine the fascist regime established by Benito Mussolini in Italy in the 1920s, which would prove a key inspiration for other movements, most notoriously that of Adolf Hitler in Germany. The rise of Italian fascism will be explored in both the national and international contexts of the early twentieth century. Particular attention will be paid to Mussolini’s extensive use of the legacy of Ancient Rome in Fascist propaganda and visual imagery. Through a program of archaeological excavations and exhibitions, through architecture and cinema, he cast the ancient Romans not merely as the ancestors of the Italians, but also as models of imperialist ambition and political organization. Indeed, the very word ‘fascism’ derives from Latin fasces, the symbol of the power of magistrates in the Ancient Roman Republic, and points to the Classical inspiration underwriting Mussolini’s movement.

This course will be conducted in English. No knowledge of Italian or Latin is required.
Days: TU TH  11:00-12:20 PM

HISTORY (F21)10  THE HOLOCAUSTLEHMANN, M.

The Holocaust, the Nazi state’s attempt to murder all European Jews, is a defining moment in modern history. How do we comprehend the incomprehensible? Can we make sense of such a horrifying event? Does it defy explanation? Is it unique or can we compare it with other forms of genocide? In this course, we will explore these questions by learning about the nature of Jewish communities in Germany before the Holocaust; considering other forms of genocide that preceded the Holocaust; and analyzing the Nazi rise to power and the Nazi state’s move toward the “final solution. Readings will consist primarily of historical primary sources.
(GE: IV, VIII)
Days: MO WE  10:00-10:50 AM

HISTORY (F21)126B  WORLD WAR II ERAFARMER, S.

This class addresses the history of the Second World War within the context of its origins in Europe. The course will discuss some of the many wars that made up this global conflict, such as the civil wars between collaborators and resistance movements in Nazi-occupied Europe, the Allied bombing war that targeted civilians, the Nazi war against the European Jews. The course will highlight the moral dimensions of World War II that appeared in the daunting choices faced by both individuals and groups. We will examine the attempts, at the war's end, to administer justice and address questions of memory and of loss.
Days: TU TH  12:30-01:50 PM

HISTORY (F21)132H  ISAREL&PALESTINELE VINE, M.
HISTORY (F21)16A  WORLD RELIGIONS IMCKENNA, J.

Lecture three times a week with a required discussion section once a week. Survey of Judaism, Christianity, Islam—three weeks on each: key historical events, major figures, basic ideas, essential practices, significant texts, and important trends in scholarship. No prerequisites. One textbook. Weekly short essays to facilitate discussion sections. Three in-class essay tests. One take-home test on the textbook at the end of the term. Fulfills requirements for majors and minors in History and Religious Studies and satisfies General Ed IV and VIII. The approach is academic, not devotional. 
(GE: IV and VIII )
Days: MO WE  12:00-12:50 PM

ITALIAN (F21)150  MUSSOLNI,FACSM,ROMEZISSOS, P.
REL STD (F21)5A  WORLD RELIGIONS IMCKENNA, J.

Courses Offered by the Jewish Studies Minor or other Schools at UCI

Fall Quarter (F21)

Dept Course No., Title   Instructor
POL SCI (F21)159  ISRL IN COMP PSPCTVSTAFF

Please check with Political Science for details