Undergraduate Module Descriptor


SOC3046A: The Holocaust, Genocide and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2014/5 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15.00
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nigel Pleasants (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN PHL3046 / SOC3046 YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS MODULE

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

Yes

The module inquires into the nature and conditions of genocide and the Holocaust and stimulates reflection on what can be learned from these phenomena in aid of understanding human nature and social organisation in modern society. It develops interdisciplinary perspectives and insights that draw on theories, methodologies and concepts from sociology, social psychology, historical explanation and moral philosophy. The module is suitable for non-specialist students interested in social-scientific and philosophical approaches to organised, institutionalised  wrongs and evils, and it is highly recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.

Module createdLast revised

01/03/2013