Kurskod: SASH65
Högskolepoäng: 7,5

Kurstillfälle: vårterminen 2024
Studiesätt: halvfart , dagtid
Kursperiod: 2024-01-15 – 2024-03-04
Kursspråk: engelska
Anmälningskod: LU-70905
Behörighet: Grundläggande behörighet

Introduktionsmöte: 2024-01-15 kl. 10.15 – 12.00 i LUX:B152

Kursansvarig: Mikael Ottosson


Are you 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.

Further information

The course is given in our 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.


Kursen ges inte som fristående kurs nästa termin. Den kan vara öppen för anmälan inom program eller för utbytesstudenter. Kontakta din studievägledare för mer information.

Information om anmälan

Du anmäler dig till våra kurser och program på antagning.se. Där kan du sedan följa din anmälan och kontrollera att dina meriter registrerats. Det är även där du loggar in för att svara på ditt antagningsbesked.

Ansökningsperioden är mars–april för höstterminen och september–oktober för vårterminen.

Sen anmälan

Alla utbildningar stänger för anmälan, efter att sista anmälningsdatum har passerat.

Kurser och program som har platser kvar, öppnar för sen anmälan efter första urvalet. Dessa utbildningar är märkta "Öppen för sen anmälan" på antagning.se.

International student?

Make your application in the First Admission Round at universityadmissions.se.

Application period October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

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.

Anmälnings- och studieavgifter för medborgare utanför EU/EES

Avgifterna gäller alltså inte dig som är medborgare i Sverige, något annat EU- eller ESS-land eller Schweiz. Läs mer om anmälnings- och studieavgifter.

Sidansvarig: sofia.hermanssonhist.luse | 2020-06-15