Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2046A: The Holocaust, Genocide and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Nigel Pleasants (Convenor)
IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN PHL3046 / SOC3046 YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS MODULE
|Available via distance learning|
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.