Faculty of Arts
To find units available for enrolment in the current year, you must make sure you use the indexes and browse unit tool in the current edition of the Handbook.
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Not offered in 2013|
|Coordinator(s)||Professor Andrew Markus|
Previously coded HSY4440
This unit explores the character and genealogy of genocidal thought. The first part focuses on the development of racial thought in the post-Enlightenment period, especially the objectification of human life and ideas of progress and destiny in relation to the Holocaust. It will consider eugenics, the variants of anti-semitism and of nationalism. These studies will provide the basis for a typology of genocidal thought. The second part considers genocidal thought evident in colonial Australia, the Bosnian wars, and apocalyptic religion.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be expected to:
Tutorial participation: 10%; Short essay (3000 words): 30%; Research essay (6000 words): 60%
1 two hour seminar for 12 weeks