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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byAustralian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorDr Noah Shenker

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Available as a minor only.

Description

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 also challenges students to grapple with the histories of other genocide beyond the Holocaust, including such case studies as Armenia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Darfur, as well as questions pertaining to Indigenous populations of the Americas, Africa and Australia, among others. Themes studied across all genocides include trauma and testimony, the limits of representation, the survivor experience across generations and cultures, the role of the law in adjudicating war crimes, media coverage of atrocity, and the failure to prevent 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.

Units

Minor in Holocaust and genocide studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Holocaust and genocide studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) two elective units chosen from the list below (12 points)

Elective units

  • 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 Witnessing trauma

* 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.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts