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    The Holocaust and GenocideThe Holocaust and GenocideThe Holocaust and GenocideThe Holocaust and Genocide in in in in

    Historical PerspectiveHistorical PerspectiveHistorical PerspectiveHistorical Perspective

    SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SESSION, SESSION, SESSION, SESSION, 2013201320132013, U1B, U1B, U1B, U1B

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    TABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTS

    COURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFF ........................................................................................................... 3

    COURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILS ........................................................................................................ 3

    COURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMS ............................................................................................................. 3

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMESCOMESCOMESCOMES ............................................................................... 3

    LEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHING RATIONALEG RATIONALEG RATIONALEG RATIONALE ...................................................................... 4

    TEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIES .............................................................................................. 4

    BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING: ............................................................................................ 5

    COURSE SCHEDULECOURSE SCHEDULECOURSE SCHEDULECOURSE SCHEDULE .................................................................................................... 6

    ASSESSMENTASSESSMENTASSESSMENTASSESSMENT ........................................................................................................... 24

    ATTENDANCEATTENDANCEATTENDANCEATTENDANCE ............................................................................................................ 26

    ACADEMIC HONESTY ANDACADEMIC HONESTY ANDACADEMIC HONESTY ANDACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISMPLAGIARISMPLAGIARISMPLAGIARISM .................................................................. 26

    OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICYAND SAFETY POLICYAND SAFETY POLICYAND SAFETY POLICY ........................................................ 26

    STUDENT EQUITY AND DSTUDENT EQUITY AND DSTUDENT EQUITY AND DSTUDENT EQUITY AND DIVERSITYIVERSITYIVERSITYIVERSITY ............................................................................ 26

    OTHER STUDENT INFORMOTHER STUDENT INFORMOTHER STUDENT INFORMOTHER STUDENT INFORMATIONATIONATIONATION .............................................................................. 27

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    COURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFFCOURSE STAFF

    ConvenerConvenerConvenerConvener/Lecturer/Lecturer/Lecturer/Lecturer Details:Details:Details:Details:

    Name: Dr Jan Lnek

    Room: Morven Brown 364

    Phone: 9385 1497

    Email: J.Lanicek@unsw.edu.au

    Consultation Times: Mo-Fr 2-3pm;

    COURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILSCOURSE DETAILS

    The aim of 'Holocaust and Genocide' is to encourage an understanding of the phenomenon of

    genocide through incidences of mass killing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and

    ways in which people respond to state-sponsored violence. The course predominantly focuses

    on an intensive study of the Holocaust, and offers diverse perspectives on the groups of

    perpetrators, victims and bystanders. The course also looks closely at other genocides

    committed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War (Slavs, religious minorities,

    disabled and homosexuals) and in the last part moves on to examine the Holocaust in relation

    to other acts of genocide and mass killing during the twentieth and twenty-first century

    (Armenian genocide, Yugoslavia and Rwanda).

    Units of Credit: Units of Credit: Units of Credit: Units of Credit: 6

    COURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMSCOURSE AIMS

    The aims of this course are:

    To give students an understanding of the history of the Holocaust.

    To give students an understanding of the human behaviour in face of state-sponsored

    policies of mass violence against minorities.

    To introduce the main categories of actors during the Holocaust (perpetrators, victims

    and bystanders/onlookers).

    To give students an overview of the relation between genocides and armed conflicts

    during the twentieth century.

    To give students an introduction to the issues concerning Holocaust representation in

    film and literature.

    To present comparative perspectives to the mass violence during the twentieth

    century.

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTSTUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMESCOMESCOMESCOMES

    At the completion of this course students will be able to:

    By the end of the course students will have a good knowledge concerning the history

    of the Holocaust, including its origins and the aftermath. Students will have gained

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    insights into the ways in which divergent actors (perpetrators, victims and bystanders)

    responded to the Nazi organized mass violence during World War 2. They will also

    gain knowledge concerning the initiation and execution of the genocidal violence

    during the twentieth century. Furthermore, students will have learned:

    to communicate ideas to others in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in

    written form

    to approach intellectual questions in a rigorous and academic manner, employing

    analytical skills and independent and reflective thinking

    to critically analyse scholarly material

    LEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHINLEARNING AND TEACHING RATIONALEG RATIONALEG RATIONALEG RATIONALE

    The purpose of lectures is to give the students an overview of the historical events and

    introduce them on major issues of Holocaust historiography. In tutorials students will be

    encouraged to engage critically with primary sources and contextualise them with the

    secondary readings available before the class. Students will be required to give a short tutorial

    presentation (based on the available primary and secondary sources), to undertake

    independent research and to write an analytical essay. The knowledge gathered during the

    lectures and tutorials and the understanding of the discussed sources will be tested in the final

    in-class exam. In this way, students will be able to develop the above skills in the context of

    the specific learning offered by this course.

    TEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIESTEACHING STRATEGIES

    Over the course of the semester I will use email to send important messages, reminders, or

    updates to you. Please make sure that you check your university email account regularly, or

    that you set it up to forward your email to another account.

    All students will need to have a copy of the reading kit. The reader is available for purchase

    from the UNSW Bookshop. Essential reading for each day is set out in the lecture and tutorial

    program below. A part of the essential reading is available online (links are provided below),

    but other resources will be accessible only in the reading kit. I understand that this is an

    intensive course and that you may not have time to prepare readings for every tutorial. Hence

    although I hope that all of you will at least check the readings, I expect that only those of you

    having tutorial presentations will read all the secondary sources. However, I expect all of you

    to be prepared to discuss the primary sources and will be able to contribute to our tutorial discussions. Further suggested readings are listed as part of the tutorial description and at the

    end of the syllabus.

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    BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING:BACKGROUND READING:

    None of these books are compulsory, but I strongly encourage you to check these volumes as

    a background reading for the course. The books are accessible in the University library (or

    online via the University library catalogue). The items can also be purchased in the University

    bookstore.

    Yehuda Bauer, A History of the Holocaust (New York: F. Watts, 1982). Doris Bergen, War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Lanham: Rowman &

    Littlefield Publishers, 2009). Jonathan C. Friedman (ed.), Routledge History of the Holocaust (London: Routledge, 2012). Saul Friedlaender, Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945: Abridged Edition (New York:

    HarperCollins, 2009).

    Yisrael Gutman ed., Holocaust Encyclopaedia, 4 Volumes (New York: Macmillan, 1990). Michael R. Marrus, The Holocaust in History (London: Penguin 1989).

    In preparation for tutorials and for your written assignments, I strongly encourage you to

    consult holdings in the University library or in the Sydney Jewish museum. You can also

    consult online resources, but be extremely cautious to use only reliable websites. Please DO

    NOT use www.wikipedia.org unless absolutely necessary (you are NOT allowed to use

    www.wikipedia.org as a s

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