Institute staff members teach courses at USC
August 19, 2011
Karen Jungblut, the Institute’s Director of Research and Documentation, and Beth Meyerowitz, Professor of Psychology and a member of the Institute’s Faculty Advisory Council, will teach a graduate-level course in the Master of Liberal Studies Program. “Effects of Traumatic Experiences” (LBST 560) will explore the long-term mental health consequences of surviving genocide, using the Holocaust and the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide as case examples.
- Learn how quantitatively-oriented social scientists study social issues
- Become familiar with the basic scientific literature on emotional, cognitive, physiological, social, and health consequences of exposure to extreme trauma; consider how this literature can be applied to the case of survivors of the Holocaust and genocide
- Use the Visual History Archive to develop a project that explores trauma among survivors of genocide
- Compare and contrast aspects of the Holocaust and the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi genocide that might influence the psychological consequences for survivors
- Gain an appreciation for and understanding of testimony’s role, relevance, and potential in contemporary society
- Learn to think critically about the use of testimony in various discursive practices
- Create an original film project that explores the practical and ethical complexities of listening and responding to the voices of survivors
Click here to learn more about scholarship and research based on testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive.