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HYM5420 - Placement for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Mark Baker


Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)


Students will undertake about eighty hours of work placement in a field relating to Holocaust and Genocide studies. In consultation with the subject co-ordinator, students will work under the supervision of a professional in a museum, an oral testimony project, an international court of justice, a human rights organisation, or an institution involved in the development of curricular materials for Holocaust and Genocide education. A short series of seminars will first introduce students to the pedagogical dimensions of Holocaust and genocide education and the ethical challenges of documenting the experiences of survivors.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected:

  1. to have negotiated (in consultation with the subject co-ordinator) a period of work experience;
  2. to have developed a network of professional contacts in an area relating to Holocaust and genocide studies;
  3. to have an understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies;
  4. to have developed high levels of presentation and communication skills; and
  5. to appreciate the role of the researcher in documenting the narratives of those involved in acts of genocide.


Reflective Essay (1500 words): 15%; Placement Project (6000 words): 75%.

Contact hours

2 hour seminar each week for 4 weeks (held in the evening)

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