6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit examines the emergent histories of post-genocide and post-conflict societies. It explores the negotiation of perpetrator, victim and bystander identities after genocide through histories of return and diaspora; and considers the local initiatives that rebuild post-conflict societies, including strategies of genocide prevention. It recognizes the different experiences of women, children and men in conflict and their different paths to reconciliation. Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, South Africa, post-Holocaust German-Jewish relations, Germany's reunification, and Australia will be discussed, along with processes such as reparations, international criminal tribunals and truth commissions.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will have:
- an understanding of the human impact of genocide and conflict on the communities that survive it
- an understanding of the modern historical contexts in which these conflicts emerged
- an appreciation of the issues and the agencies involved in rebuilding states and societies after genocide and conflict
- In addition, third-year students will develop the capacity to describe and analyse questions of memory and justice using historical examples.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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