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HSY3225 - History and Film: Nazi Germany and the Jewish Holocaust

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Bain Attwood


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


As for HSY2225


Students successfully completing this subject will be able to understand:

  1. The nature of historical film in its various forms.
  2. The criteria for assessing the merits of historical film, and the ways film differs from other forms of historical representation.
  3. The influence of film in the past and upon later historical understanding.
  4. The role of historians in film-making.
  5. The ways in which film can extend and challenge our understanding of history as a discourse.


Film commentary (1000 words): 25%
Long essay (2500 words): 40%
Test (1000 words): 25%
Tutorial participation: 10%

Contact hours

3 hours a week, comprising of films, lectures and tutorials


A first year sequence in History or permission