AIH264 - The Holocaust

Unit details

Year:

2021 unit information

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Last updated: 4 June 2021

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Tony Joel
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIH251, AIH252, AIH351, AIH352, AIH364, AIH464

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

Topics addressed include: the growth of antisemitism; the emergence of Hitler and the Nazi Party; the persecution of German Jews and other supposedly inferior "racial" groups; Hitler's motivations for initiating the Second World War; the persecution of Jews in Poland following the Nazi invasion, particularly the effects of ghettoisation; victims' responses to persecution; the development of the Nazis' so-called "euthanasia" programs; the "war of annihilation" following Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union; mass shootings of Jews and other Soviet civilians; the Nazis' development of state-sanctioned, industrialised mass killing through the establishment of death camps; the "Auschwitz experience"; and the post-war aftermath of the Holocaust.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Evaluate in a reflective and critical manner the consequences of racism and prejudice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Interpret the political, social, economic, and cultural factors that enabled the Nazi Party to come to power in Germany

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Synthesise core historiographical debates on how and why the Holocaust occurred

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Recognise important linkages between the Second World War and the Holocaust, and question Hitler's role in these events

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Construct ideas and arguments developed from their own research, and clearly and concisely communicate their findings in a non-text based media format

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Seminar/Online Exercises 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Presentation 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 10

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIH264 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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