Holocaust and genocide studies - XM0014
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About holocaust and genocide studies
The 20th century has been called ‘the century of genocide’, but genocidal violence continues into the new millennium. This area of study asks you to reflect on why genocides happen and how people come to participate in mass violence.
Why study holocaust and genocide studies?
You’ll explore the Holocaust as a turning point in human history, along with the causes and effects of modern genocides all over the world and what’s being done to prevent them. You’ll examine themes such as 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 area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.
- Humanitarian organisations
- Law and justice
- Museum and memorial conservation
- Media and research
Holocaust and genocide studies provide a strong offering of overseas units that enable students to integrate their academic inquiry in Australia with intensive on-site study and hands-on experience.