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A comprehensive treatment of this enormous subject is obviously impracticable in an introductory course within the space of one semester, so we aim to highlight a selection of six key political, economic, social and other themes. The selection varies from year to year, but is likely to include the rise of Bolshevism, reconstruction and European integration after WW2, and the Cold War. The twice-weekly lectures introduce the topics, while the eight tutorial meetings emphasise the development of practical transferable research and presentation skills as well as the building of historical knowledge. Download course guide.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Major events in European history and structures in European societies will be examined thematically. Whilst covering some aspects in chronological order, and providing some basic summary of main themes such as the two World Wars, social policies, economic upheaval, post-WWII reconstruction and others, particular emphasis will be placed on linking those developments to some wider interpretations of Twentieth Century European History as a whole.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 2,000 word essay (100%).
Draft introduction and essay plan (up to 1000 words).
Individual return and discussion of essays, and feedback on presentations; time set aside in at least one tutorial for discussion of assessment, and in one lecture for course related issues; staff-student consultative committee.