Holocaust Studies


The Holocaust Studies certificate provides students from any undergraduate major with an interdisciplinary concentration that focuses on intellectual approaches to the Holocaust, other human rights catastrophes, and their representation.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Center Information

The Bud Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies promotes academic study of Jewish culture, history, and politics for all students at the University of Florida. The Center’s curriculum encourages critical thinking, textual analysis, research, oral argumentation, and writing. The Center has scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as study abroad opportunities.


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P.O. Box 118020
1120 Turlington Hall


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The Holocaust is the greatest crime in human history. It has spawned international libraries of historical studies, religious and philosophical treatises, social science studies in psychology and other fields, novels, poems, and films to say nothing of art, monuments, and architecture.

In and of itself, the Holocaust is critical for an understanding of the depths of human experience through a variety of disciplines. But it also provides a way for understanding how practitioners of different disciplines, from history to anthropology to literature to film, approach the human experience through a crucial common theme.

The certificate provides social science and humanities majors with additional background for a number of career choices ranging from the study of law to human rights work to work in NGOs to library or museum employment or even international business.

Required Courses

Students can substitute related courses or directed studies projects in consultation with the undergraduate coordinator in the Center for Jewish Studies.

EUH 3033/JST 3930History of the Holocaust3
Holocaust-related courses in history and the social sciences6
Holocaust-related courses in literature and film6
Total Credits15