- Code EURO1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject European Studies
- Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, History
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Micaela Pattison
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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This course charts the history of Europe from the French Revolution until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. As a survey course, it explores the history of modern Europe through the study of key episodes, trends, and ideas. It examines revolutions, such as the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, events such as the Congress of Vienna, and theories such as liberalism, nationalism and Marxism. Key themes include the shifting boundaries of European culture and identity, the development of states, nations, and empires, and the role of religion, war, race, and class in the development of modern Europe.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and analyse major developments, events, themes, and concepts in European history from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century;
- Debate key historiographical and theoretical interpretations in modern European history;
- Assess the political, social, economic and cultural legacies of the topics examined for both Europe and the wider world;
- Interpret relevant primary and secondary sources;
- Construct evidence-based arguments in written form; and,
- Present, discuss and evaluate historical material in oral form.
Initial assessment (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
2,000 word essay (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Final exam (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4 and 6]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Prescribed tutorial readings will be available on Wattle. A selection of chapters from the following text also supports the course:
William Simpson and Martin Jones, Europe 1783-1914, Third Edition (Routledge, 2015). This text is available in hard copy or electronic format.
Preliminary ReadingTo be advised on Wattle
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