Course code: SASH65
Swedish title: History of the Holocaust
ECTS credits: 7.5
Study period: spring 2019
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2019-01-21 – 2019-03-11
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
Application code: LU-70941
Introductory meeting: 2019-01-21 at 10.15 – 12.00: LUX:B152
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- List of literature (PDF 112 kB)
- Exam schedule
- Library Guide Historia
- Instructions for web registration (PDF 96 kB)
- Copy of Welcoming letter (PDF 27 kB)
Interested in the events that led to the Holocaust and how it is discussed afterwards? Learn more on how the Holocaust influenced political and cultural language in the post-war era discussions, and how the Holocaust relates to other genocides before and after WWII. Selected topics: Background to the Holocaust; the victims of the Holocaust and explaining the Holocaust.
The aim of the course is to offer an introduction to the study of the Holocaust, the destruction of the European Jews, its causes and mechanisms. It will offer a basis upon which to seek answers to difficult questions, such as why this tragedy occurred. But, by surveying the circumstances and mechanisms leading to genocide, and especially to the Holocaust, students are also oriented in post-war interpretations and debates. A second aim is to introduce the effects of the Holocaust; in what ways has the Holocaust affected post-war political and cultural discourses, why did interest in this tragedy take so long to develop, and how did it come to occupy such a paradigmatic position in the contemporary West? Related to these questions is the third aim, which is to place the Holocaust in the context of other genocides, committed before and after. Lectures, readings and seminars provide an overview of the Holocaust through empirical and chronological, theoretical and political as well as other perspectives. These are related to each other in order to provide a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of the Holocaust.
The course is given in our new humanities and theology centre, LUX. This offers an exciting campus environment with a vibrant student life. Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library, and the library at LUX is one of 30 libraries within this network.
The course is given as a part-time course once a year, during the spring semester (day-time). The course is a free-standing course for beginners. It can be included in a first or second-cycle degree.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.