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HIST3006.3: Violence and the State

Discuss violence as enacted by the state, with a look at collective violence, torture, and colonialism.

Drawing depicting the burning of sodomites
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Learn about violence and the state, with insight to judicial torture, collective violence, and the relationship between colonialism and violence.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted towards students studying history, or with an interest in the evolution, meaning, and treatment of violence throughout history.

Who will you learn with?

Philip Dwyer is Professor of History and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

    1965
  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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