University of Technology Sydney

50251 Genocide Studies

8cp; 3hpw
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This subject is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the social, political, historical and religious causes of genocide and its impact on local, national and global policies and attitudes. The initial four weeks of the subject focus on important general theoretical issues relating to the definition and application of the term 'genocide' and its legal, political and moral implications. From Week 6, the subject explores three specific case studies: the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide and the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.

The subject provides students with critical skills to undertake independent and collaborative analysis and research into specific genocides which have shaped contemporary society. Students develop critical thinking and written/oral communication skills, with attention paid to best ethical practice.

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