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JCTC3002: The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

This unit provides an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of Nazi ideology, in particular racial antisemitism, and the gradual implementation of this policy towards the Jews and other victim groups from 1933 to 1945. Other themes focus on the responses of the victims and the role of the by-standers, as well as post-war politics of memory and other issues, including Holocaust denial and war crimes prosecution.

Code JCTC3002
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of Jewish religion and practice as well as the Jewish historical experience over the longue durĂ©e.
  • LO2. Demonstrate specialised, in-depth knowledge of one or more aspects of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture (e.g. Holocaust history, modern Jewish thought, Israel studies).
  • LO3. Apply sophisticated theoretical tools to the study of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture including history (including intellectual history and transnational history), and/or religious studies.
  • LO4. Demonstrate thorough familiarity with and capacity to critically analyse, scholarly and non-scholarly resources available to scholars of Jewish civilisation, thought and culture.
  • LO5. Apply insights gained within Jewish civilisation, thought and culture to critically analyse current scholarship and engage confidently in critical debate in the broad disciplinary area.
  • LO6. Demonstrate sound competency in research-informed academic writing and referencing, as well as competency in other written genres such as reports and literature reviews.
  • LO7. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills, professional ethics and cultural competence.
  • LO8. Effectively apply skills and knowledge from the study of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture to issues encountered in an interdisciplinary context.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.