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HSTY2652: Genocide in Historical Perspective

Under what conditions do genocides occur What motivates their perpetrators And how do societies recover from their genocidal past This unit traces the history of genocide across the modern era. We will compare incidents around the globe and their aftermaths to determine how they may be related to one another.

Code HSTY2652
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand genocide in historical and comparative terms; identify the factors that contribute to genocide
  • LO2. identify problems in Australia and the world that contribute to difficulties preventing, intervening, and reconciling cases of genocides
  • LO3. develop skills in the critical analysis of social and political history, as well as first-hand accounts of genocide; identify the central issues in a piece of historical prose; critically assess an author's bias or interpretive schema; articulate your ideas on genocide in verbal and written form