The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

HIST3006

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will explore aspects of human violence in world history from pre-history to the present. Major topics to be addressed within this overview include: Inter-personal violence; state violence; crime and criminality; sexual violence; religious and ritual violence; warfare; massacre and genocide; theories and thinkers of violence; and representations of violence in film and literature.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify key issues in the history of violence

2. Analyse and reflect upon a variety of historical source materials

3. Develop an understanding of the different theories and approaches to the study of the history of violence

4. Synthesise primary and secondary source material in oral and written form


Content

The course examines themes such as the origins of conflict, religion, ritual and violence, intimate and gendered violence, warfare, ethnic, racial and nationalist violence, violence, the State and the justice system, Empire, Revolution, social change, popular protest and resistance, and representations and constructions of violence.


Assumed knowledge

20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1 (30%)

In Term Test: Class test (20%)

Participation: Class participation demonstrating preparation and involvement (20%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 (30%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks