- Code HIST2140
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, History, International Relations, Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course covers European history from 1918 until 1991, from the end of the First World War to the collapse of the Eastern bloc in 1989/1990. The course will analyse key themes of Europe's troubled history, including the impact of World War I, the rise of the Soviet Union, the emergence of fascism, the causes and aftermath of World War Two, the rise of youth movements in the 1960s, the crisis of the 1970s and the collapse of communism. By addressing Europe's changing relationship with the world, this course provides essential background for understanding the major political, social and cultural developments of the twentieth century.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history of Europe in the 20th century.
- Evaluate key interpretations of 20th-century Europe’s social, cultural and political history.
- Demonstrate strong research, writing and analytical skills.
- Reflect critically on literature and arguments developed in key historical and theoretical materials.
- Demonstrate oral presentation skills.
- Understand and demonstrate the significance of 20th-century Europe for today's world.
This course counts towards a History, Contemporary Europe, International Relations or Political Science major.
2,500 word essay (40%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4 and 6]
Final exam (50%) [assesses Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4 and 6]
Tutorial participation (10%) [assesses Learning Outcome 5]
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One weekly 90min lecture and one weekly one-hour tutorial. Lecture notes or digital lecture recordings will be made available on Wattle. Students are expected to also undertake 7.5 hours of private study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Any prescribed texts will be outlined on Wattle.
Eric Dorn Brose, A History of Europe in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2005).
Tony Judt, Postwar. A History of Europe Since 1945 (Pimlico, 2007).
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