The Holocaust & Genocide

Subject 131-052 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually 12.5 points of first-year history or first-year European studies or first-year Jewish studies.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Gideon Reuveni


Gideon Reuveni

Subject Overview: In this study of the Holocaust, students will come to understand some of the critical issues arising from the destruction of European Jews, and other victims of Nazi policies. Through historical background and guest lectures by survivors, the course will examine recent acts of genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. A strong emphasis will be placed on international responses and the possibility of intervention, and students will be required to engage with current sources of information in newspapers, television and documentaries.
  • be able to understand the phenomenon of genocide in the twentieth century through the history of mass killing in the Holocaust and the post-war world;
  • be familiar with a number of different theoretical perspectives and methodologies.
Assessment: A research essay of 2500 words 50% (due mid semester), a reflective essay of 1500 words 40% (due end of semester), and class participation 10%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to be pass this subject.
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources;
  • show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by determining the strength of an argument;
  • demonstrate understanding of social, ethical and cultural context through the contextualisation of judgements, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and possibilities and by constructing an argument.
Notes: Formerly available as 131-254/354. Students who have completed 131-254 or 131-354 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (History)
Diploma in Arts (Jewish Studies )
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: European Studies Major
Hebrew Major
History Major
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies Major

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