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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2652 - Genocide in Historical Perspective

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Marco Duranti


In this unit we aim to come to an historical understanding of genocide in the modern era, that is, in approximately the last 250 years. We do so in a chronological, i.e. historical manner, and thereby seek not only to compare genocides, but determine how they may be related to one another. This unit begins by exploring the concept of genocide and concludes with post-1945 attempts to prevent it, as well as to prosecute its perpetrators under international law.


2x1750wd essays (70%) and 1x1hr exam (30%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies



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