GENOCIDES AND THE HOLOCAUST - MASS ATROCITIES AND JUSTICE THEN AND NOW

HIS3GAH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will study a range of genocides, including the Holocaust. It will include an examination of the study and the evolution of the term 'genocide' as well as of competing definitions. Students in this subject also examine a number of case studies from a range of time periods and geographic regions. The focus of the subject will be on victims and survivors as well as on perpetrators, bystanders, and witnesses. The discussion will also include the aftermath of genocides and how societies have attempted to address such traumatic pasts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2GAH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate varieties of history and historical debates, their significance, implications and consequences

Activities:
reading secondary literature
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

02. Develop skills of independent and lifelong learning in History

Activities:
class discussions; essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing

03. Identify and assess issues of ethical research behaviour: uses and abuses of History, and the power of narratives.

Activities:
work with primary and seconday sources; awareness of changes in debates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

04. Locate, and utilize historical evidence to construct an argument, or a narrative which contributes to historical debates.

Activities:
reading secondary and primary sources; essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing

05. Write a sophisticated historical narrative or argument grounded in primary sources, and adhering to the conventions of historical scholarship.

Activities:
essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning

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