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 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 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 Greensboro Witnessing the Holocaust Honors Seminar 2012 Fall 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 Ottawa The Holocaust History 2013 Fall Jan Grabowski
University of Pennsylvania Jewish Folklore Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Comparative Literature 2012 Fall Dan Ben-Amos
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 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 Holocaust and the Creative Impulse Arts and Literature 2014 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Representations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2003 Fall Michael Renov
University of Southern California Geospatial Information Management Computer Science 2009 Fall Cyrus Shahabi
University of Southern California Literature of Resistance Arts and Letters 2011 Fall Yaffa Weisman
University of Southern California Conflict Resolution and Peace Research International Relations 2013 Summer Steven Lamy, Amy Carnes, Dan Leshem
University of Southern California Creating the Nonfiction Film Cinema-Television 2004 Fall Mark Harris
University of Southern California Italian Composition and Conversation Italian 2009 Fall Caterina Crisci
University of Southern California Music of the Great Liturgies Sacred Music 2011 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2013 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust and the Creative Impulse Arts and Letters 2013 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Presentations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2004 Fall Michael Renov
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Genocide in the 21st Century History 2009 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2011 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2013 Fall Sharon Gillerman, Leah Hochman, Sarah Benor
University of Southern California Genocide, Human Rights, and the Media Communications 2004 Fall Stephen O'Leary
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust: Memory, History and National Identity Arts and Letters 2009 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California French IV: Paris as Seen by Writers, Filmmakers, and Photographers French 2011 Spring Colin Keaveney
University of Southern California Music of the Great Liturgies Sacred Music 2013 Fall Nick Strimple
University of Southern California Digital Studies Symposium Media Arts and Practice 2014 Fall Anne Bray
University of Southern California Advanced Writing for Business Business Communications 2004 Spring Lee Cerling
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2009 Fall Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Resistance to Genocide History 2011 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Anne Frank Was Not Alone: Holland and the Holocaust Freshman Seminar 2013 Fall Anthony Anderson
University of Southern California Representing the Holocaust Arts and Letters 2015 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California Representations of the Holocaust Cinema-Television 2004 Spring Michael Renov
University of Southern California The Holocaust in Literature and Film Arts and Letters 2009 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2011 Spring Sharon Gillerman
University of Southern California The Holocaust in 20th Century Europe History 2011 Spring Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California Mass Violence and Genocide in the 21st Century History 2013 Fall Wolf Gruner
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2015 Spring Wolf Gruner, Leah Hochman
University of Southern California The Holocaust Judaic Studies 2005 Spring Sharon Gillerman

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