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Modiwl HPS-4002:
Antisemitism & the Holocaust

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Marcel Stoetzler

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module explores the relevance of antisemitism to the genocide of European Jews – the ‘Holocaust’ – and National Socialism. The emphasis is on historiographical and interpretative questions: • to what extent is antisemitism a set of ideas or a set of practices and events? • how have antisemitic ideas shaped, or even caused, a specific historical event, the Holocaust? • what is the relationship between intentions, ideologies and historical, social, cultural and political structures in this context? The course is based on analysis of source material and historical-theoretical accounts. It aims to sharpen students’ ability to approach a specific and crucial event of twentieth century history with critical reference to the historiographical and social-theoretical problems it throws up. It will highlight the connections between intellectual, social and political history as they lead to a specific event, and in turn, as this particular event re-shapes our ways of thinking about history and society.

Cynnwys cwrs

Eleven weekly 2h-sessions will consist of a combination of short introductory lectures, student presentations and seminar discussions, integrating guided reading, prepared reading and study assignments. The module may include, but will not be limited to the following contents: text analysis of key documents such as Hitler’s speech of January 30, 1939 and the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, historical analysis of the development of antisemitism from 1879 to 1933, the November Pogrom of 1938, the role of gender for antisemitism and the Holocaust, as well as a series of theory-driven interpretations of antisemitism and the Holocaust (including Friedlander, Burrin, Arendt, Postone, Adorno and Horkheimer. Other sessions will address the Debate on the representability of the Holocaust and the debate on ‘new’ antisemitism.

Meini Prawf

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A- to A* (70% +) Excellent students will be able to demonstrate a mature, theoretically informed understanding of the relationship of antisemitism to the Holocaust, excellent ability to reflect on the larger historical context and the contemporary relevance of both, to relate this critically to substantive research, and a high level of competence in applying the methods used in theoretical explanation of historical phenomena using a variety of source materials. Students must demonstrate excellent awareness of relevant concepts, be able to undertake independent library-based research on a particular problem or question and construct complex written arguments in scholarly form.

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C- to C+ (50-59%) To pass the module, students must demonstrate a theoretically informed understanding of the relationship of antisemitism to the Holocaust, some ability to reflect on the larger historical context and the contemporary relevance of both, to relate this to substantive research, and basic competence in applying the methods used in theoretical explanation of historical phenomena using source materials. Students must demonstrate basic awareness of relevant concepts and be able to express themselves in scholarly form.

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B- to B+ (60-69%) Good students will be able to demonstrate a clear, theoretically informed understanding of the relationship of antisemitism to the Holocaust, good ability to reflect on the larger historical context and the contemporary relevance of both, to relate this to substantive research, and sound competence in applying the methods used in theoretical explanation of historical phenomena using a variety of source materials. Students must demonstrate good awareness of relevant concepts, be able to undertake independent library-based research on a particular problem or question and express themselves in scholarly form.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. locate analysis and conceptual awareness within an overall understanding of historical and societal context;

  2. construct complex written arguments in scholarly form

  3. reflect critically on the relationship of antisemitism to the Holocaust, reflect on the larger historical context and the contemporary relevance of both.

  4. analyse and interpret a historical event in different social and historical settings using a variety of source materials;

  5. undertake independent library-based research on a particular problem or question;

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Individual classroom presentation

A classroom presentation supported by a detailed handout consisting of an exegesis and critical discussion of one of the key theoretical texts (a list of texts that are available for this purpose will be provided at the beginning of term), taking place in weeks 5-11

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TRAETHAWD Essay

essay questions will be provided, or can be arranged with the module convener after week three.

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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

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Seminar

seminar discussions framed by presentations by course convenor and by students

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Private study

Students will need to conduct research and wider reading around the topic to supplement seminar work, and work on their assignments.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • how to make ethically sound judgements in relation to research carried out by others or oneself
  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • awareness of how political and cultural values - including the student's own - have an impact on responses to and rival interpretations of safety and security, crime
  • competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in sociology, and their application to social life
  • the capacity to analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information
  • the ability to conduct sociological / criminolgical research
  • the ability to undertake and present scholarly work
  • the ability to recognise the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy.
  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in sociology, and their application to social life
  • the ability to identify a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods
  • the ability to conduct sociological research
  • the ability to undertake and present scholarly work
  • the ability to understand the ethical implications of sociological enquiry
  • the ability to recognise the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy.
  • alternative theoretical approaches within criminology, and contemporary debates about the content and scope of criminology
  • how crime, deviance and victimisation are socially and legally constructed the different sources of information about crime and victimisation, both quantitative and qualitative, and how they are produced - including their location in particular legal, political, social and ideological frameworks - and how they can be interpreted
  • different forms of crime and their social organisation
  • theoretical and empirical relationships between power, crime and social change, and the impact of globalisation
  • the development, role, organisation and governance of efforts to reduce and prevent crime, deviance and harm, and to ensure personal and public safety and security in different locations; the role of the state and non-governmental agencies
  • the effectiveness of such measures, and human rights issues in relation to preventive and pre-emptive measures
  • the social and historical development of the main institutions involved in crime control in different locations
  • the philosophy and politics of criminalisation, victimisation, criminal justice and modes of punishment
  • representations of victimisation, crime and deviance, and of the main agents and institutions which respond to crime and deviance, as found in the mass media, new media, in official reports and in public opinion
  • how to develop a reflective approach and a critical awareness of the values of local cultures and local politics, and of the student's own values, biography and social identity, and how to bring these skills to bear in an informed response to crime and victimisation
  • relationships of crime, deviance and offending, and victimisation to social divisions such as: age, gender, sexuality, social class, race, ethnicity and religious faith

Historiographical methods impact of sociological theories on historiographical perspectives

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