The twentieth century has been called ‘the century of genocide’ but genocidal violence has continued unabated into the new millennium. This minor asks students to reflect upon why genocides take place and how people come to participate in mass violence. It promotes the study of the Holocaust and its relationship to the broader phenomenon of genocide and mass killing in history. Issues covered on the Holocaust include anti-Semitism, the Nazi state, ghettos and death camps, and the responses of victims, perpetrators and bystanders. It asks students to examine the Holocaust as a symbol of the modern condition, its uniqueness and relationship to other forms of violence and genocide.
This minor presents strong overseas unit offerings that enable students to integrate their academic inquiry in Australia with intensive on-site study and hands-on practical work in places including Rwanda and South Africa, as well as European sites of life and destruction associated with the Holocaust.
Minor in Holocaust and genocide studies
Students completing a minor in Holocaust and genocide studies must complete four units (24 points), including:
(a.) two second-year cornerstone units (12 points):
(b.) two elective units chosen from the list below (12 points)
- ATS2521 Conflict and culture in Europe
- ATS2640 The ethics of global conflict
- ATS2875 The moral psychology of evil
- ATS3129 Arts internship
- ATS3130 Arts international internship
- ATS3284 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust*
- ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda**
- ATS3583 The Holocaust in film
- ATS3595 The rise and fall of Nazi Germany
- ATS3623 Nationality, ethnicity and conflict
- ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
- ATS3955 Writing destruction: Literature of war
- ATS3956 Trauma and memory in the modern world
* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.
** Taught in South Africa. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! APPLICATIONS OPEN TILL FRIDAY
DON’T MISS OUT! INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE Internships at the National Commission for … Continue reading INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! APPLICATIONS OPEN TILL FRIDAY
Hannah Crothers, CNLG internship, Jan 2017
“I would first like to sincerely thank the donor who funded the ‘Humanity Foundation Global … Continue reading Hannah Crothers, CNLG internship, Jan 2017
Chanelle Warton, Polin Internship 2017 Summer
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum on the site of … Continue reading Chanelle Warton, Polin Internship 2017 Summer
Statement by the Association for Jewish Studies
At the ACJC we stand in support of the following statement by our scholarly organisation … Continue reading Statement by the Association for Jewish Studies
Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Conference 2016 – Rethinking Holocaust Paradigms
What does it mean to develop conceptual paradigms of the Holocaust? From its etymological roots, … Continue reading Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Conference 2016 – Rethinking Holocaust Paradigms
Leah Garrett Shortlisted for National Jewish Book Award.
Leah Garrett, Loti Smorgon Research Professor, has had her new book Young Lions: How Jewish … Continue reading Leah Garrett Shortlisted for National Jewish Book Award.
2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
James Barklamb talks about being a New Colombo Plan Scholar As one of two inaugural … Continue reading 2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the … Continue reading Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Don and Sonia Marejn Memorial Lectures 2015 Professor David Myers This series of three lectures will explore the … Continue reading Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Workshop with Dr Ilit Ferber Wednesday July 29. 1.00- 4.00pmH8.05 & H8.06 Building H. Caulfield … Continue reading Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Tues 28 July, 2015 – 11.00-2.30 (Lunch Provided) Location: Building H Rooms 8.06/05 The Australian … Continue reading Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union
THE DR JAN RANDA AFTERMATH WORKSHOP IN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES ON ‘THE HOLOCAUST AND … Continue reading Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union