College Course Development

Case Study Highlight: The Visual History Archive in the Classroom

Faculty Name:
Alyssa Maria Mathias
Institution Name:
University of California, Los Angeles

Offered through UCLA's Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program, this course focuses on historical and contemporary cases of refugee migration, with an emphasis on the musical activities of refugees. While centering on refugee music from the Middle East, the course also covers the music of Southeast Asian and Central American refugee communities in Southern California, music education in refugee camps in Guinea and Kenya, and the music of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. 

List of courses taught around the world using archive testimony

A total of 650 courses at 59 universities have drawn upon the Institute’s testimonies in more than 25 academic disciplines. The courses demonstrate the range of topics and themes that the Institute’s archive of video testimonies can help illuminate. Use the table below to see what the trends are for testimony-enhanced courses taught at colleges and universities around the world.

Institution Course Title Department/Discipline Term Instructor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2011 Fall Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2011 Spring Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2012 Fall Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Legacy of the Holocaust Global, International, and Area Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 2012 Spring Judy LaPietra
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Living the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2011 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Genocide Watch Honors Seminar 2012 Spring Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2013 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Voices of the Holocaust Communication Studies 2010 Spring Roy Schwartzman
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2012 Fall Roy Schwartzman
University of Ottawa The Holocaust History 2013 Fall Jan Grabowski
University of Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2013 Fall Dan Ben-Amos
University of Pennsylvania Representations of the Holocaust English, Jewish Studies 2015 Fall Al Filreis
University of Pennsylvania Re-Reading the Holocaust History, Jewish Studies 2015 Fall Beth Wenger
University of Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2012 Fall Dan Ben-Amos
University of Redlands Holocaust Memoirs: Reading, Writing, Mapping English 2013 Spring Sharon Oster
University of South Florida Communicating Illness, Grief, and Loss: Witnessing Holocaust Survivor Testimonies and Revisioning Stories of Loss - graduate Communication 2009 Fall Carolyn Ellis
University of South Florida Communicating Illness, Grief, and Loss: Witnessing Holocaust Survivor Testimonies and Revisioning Stories of Loss - undergraduate Communication 2009 Fall Carolyn Ellis
University of South Florida Memory, Trauma, and the Holocaust Communication 2011 Summer Carolyn Ellis, Mark Greenberg
University of Southampton Responses to the Holocaust History 2013 Fall Shirli Gilbert
University of Southern California Cinema & History History 2006 Fall Vanessa Schwartz
University of Southern California France and the French from Napoleon to Mitterand History 2009 Spring Vanessa Schwartz
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research International Relations 2011 Summer Kosal Path, Karen Jungblut
University of Southern California Writing and Critical Reasoning Writing 2012 Fall Viola Lasmana
University of Southern California Holocaust and the Creative Impulse Arts and Literature 2014 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Memory and History: Video Testimonies of the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2006 Fall Douglas Greenberg
University of Southern California Psychological Adjustment Following Traumatic Life Events: The Case of Genocide Psychology 2009 Spring Beth Meyerowitz
University of Southern California Contemporary French Thought: Remembering Loss, Writing Memory French 2012 Fall Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2014 Spring Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman, Sarah Benor
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2006 Fall Richard Dekmejian
University of Southern California Sociology of Violence Sociology 2009 Spring Macarena Gomez-Barris
University of Southern California Literature and Justice Comparative Literature 2012 Fall Vincent Farenga
University of Southern California Writing and Critical Reason Writing 2014 Spring Viola Lasmana
University of Southern California The Shoah (Holocaust) in Literature and the Arts Comparative Literature 2006 Fall Moshe Lazar
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2009 Spring David Kaufman
University of Southern California Literature of Resistance Arts and Letters 2012 Fall Yaffa Weisman
University of Southern California French IV: Intermediate French French 2014 Spring Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California Digital Studies Symposium Media Arts and Practice 2014 Fall Anne Bray
University of Southern California Anne Frank Was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2006 Spring Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California The Holocaust in 20th Century Europe History 2009 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Oral History: Witness and Writing Master of Professional Writing 2012 Fall Gina Nahai
University of Southern California The Holocaust in 20th Century Europe History 2014 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust Arts and Letters 2015 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Public Memory History 2006 Spring Karen Halttunen
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2009 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Problems in the History and Theory of Exhibition Art History 2012 Fall Selma Holo
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2015 Spring Wolf Gruner, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2006 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Anne Frank was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2010 Fall Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2012 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Terrorism and Genocide Political Science 2015 Spring Richard Dekmejian

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