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UNE unit code: HIST328

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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit identifies and examines circumstances leading up to, and consequences of, major instances of turmoil and transition in twentieth and early twenty-first century Europe. The period begins with the First World War, and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Later issues include: the interwar period; Fascism in Italy and Germany; the Spanish Civil War; the origins and outcomes of the Second World War; the Cold War in Europe; European integration; the collapse of Soviet and European communism; and post-communist conditions since 1990. Throughout the unit, attention is given to both eastern and western Europe.

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1Online

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Restrictions
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A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.

HIST121 or HIST228

Notes

There are two options for Assessment 2 and Assessment 3.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option A must complete Assessment 3 Option A.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option B must complete Assessment 3 Option B.

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Richard ScullyAssociate Professor, Modern History - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. understand the non-linear and unpredictable nature of this period of European history;
  2. understand the causes and outcomes of war and revolution in Europe during this period, as well as imperatives for and actions promoting both European division and integration;
  3. identify and critically interpret a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. appreciate and analyse aspects of historical debate;
  5. research and present well-constructed, well-referenced and well-written history essays and exercises; and
  6. communicate effectively their understanding of various issues and topics related to the history of twentieth century Europe.

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