Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour



Assessment methods


Course coordinator

Dr. Patrick Jory

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The course addresses issues of genocide, persecution, revenge and reconciliation from a comparative historical perspective. The course will investigate the ideological, cultural, social, and economic causes of intense persecution, including but not limited to genocide according to strict legalistic definitions. It will examine the strategies that victims and perpetrators have used to cope at the time and afterwards with the moral issues involved. It will consider the special place of indigenous peoples in issues of persecution and genocide. Finally it will study international responses to genocide, and the contemporary tension between the principle of national sovereignty and `humanitarian intervention'.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile