Units of Study

Please note:
Not all units of study are offered every year

Undergraduate

HSTY2692 - International and Diplomatic History

Description: This unit surveys the history of internationalist thinking and the practice of diplomacy since the seventeenth century; varieties of internationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and the historical development of international institutions. It offers students an understanding of the latest scholarship on international and diplomatic history and the chance to investigate the international past for themselves through the use of primary sources.
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Postgraduate

HSTY6990 - Genocide in Global Perspective

Description: This unit examines contemporary debates about the definition of genocide and its relation to concepts such as ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and human rights violations. It covers case studies ranging from antiquity to European colonization to the well-known instances of the twentieth century.
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HSTY6994 - Globalism, Internationalism and the UN

Description: What is the future for international society in the 21st century? This unit of study will attempt to answer this question by examining the idea of international society and its expression in the past of ideas of global communities, globalisation, cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, and international organisations, most particularly the League of Nations and the United Nations.
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HSTY7001 - The History of Human Rights

Description: What are Human Rights? This unit surveys the historiography of human rights to ask whether it is a product of a European past, particularly the Enlightenment. How did European human rights activists reconcile these rights with colonialism and slavery? How is the history of human rights related to humanitarianism and liberalism? The unit investigates human rights not only as theories embodied in texts, but as practices embedded in specific historical contexts. It will work toward a genealogy of human rights.
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