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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 live with and address such traumatic pasts.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWork with primary and secondary sources; awareness of changes in debates. Class discussions and essay writing.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Having completed at least 60 credit points


Incompatible subjectsHIS2GAH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate varieties of history and historical debates, their significance, implications and consequences
02. Demonstrate skills of independent and lifelong learning in History
03. Identify and assess issues of ethical research behaviour: uses and abuses of History, and the power of narratives.
04. Use historical evidence to construct arguments and narratives that contribute to historical debates.
05. Write a sophisticated historical narrative or argument grounded in primary sources, and adhering to the conventions of historical scholarship.

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