Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3046A: The Holocaust, Genocide and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nigel Pleasants (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

NOTE : IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PHL3046 / SOC3046 YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS MODULE

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

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 created

01/03/2013

Last revised

23/01/2018