Undergraduate Course: The Holocaust (HIST10094)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This course will examine the murder of 6 million Jews and several million non-Jews by Nazi Germany and its accomplices. It will assess the progression from the stigmatisation, definition, expropriation and forced expulsion of Germany's Jews to the wartime policies of directed deportation and then murder of Jews and other 'racial enemies' across the European continent. It will also examine the responses of the victims and of the outside world to the genocide.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Students MUST NOT also be taking
The Holocaust (HIST10164)
| A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students taking the course should be able to place the Holocaust in the contexts of European antisemitism and nationalism, modern Germany history, the particular development of the 'Hitler state', and the other Nazi wartime programmes of genocide and forced population movement. Students will developed the critical sensitivity necessary to evaluate a wide range of historical sources and a huge secondary literature, and will learn how to handle primary documents in a critical manner. Students should be able to participate both orally and in writing in historiographical debates. Students should build upon the skills they have acquired in their previous years to improve their awareness of the nature and use of various types of historical evidence; demonstrate the nature of history as argument by focusing on the debates between historians on key issues; increase their skills in research, writing and presentation of papers; increase their organisational, critical and communication skills.
|Two essays of about 3000 words each (one third of overall assessment); two two-hour examination papers (two-thirds of overall assessment).
|Prof Donald Bloxham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3757