- 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 Filip Slaveski
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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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 the Dreyfus Affair; ideologies such as liberalism, socialism and nationalism; and wider processes of social and cultural change. 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, class, and gender in the development of modern Europe.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse major developments, events, themes, and concepts in European history from the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century;
- assess the political, social, economic and cultural legacies of the topics examined for both Europe and the wider world;
- critically examine key historiographical and theoretical issues in modern European history;
- interpret diverse historical sources and forms of evidence; and
- construct evidence-based arguments.
- Primary source identification and analysis (500 words ) (10) [LO 4,5]
- Research Essay (2000 words ) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (or take-home alternative) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Course participation and contribution (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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.
This course requires students to read, to engage in discussion in both the lectures and tutorials, and to complete written work.
Any textbook chosen to assist students with the course will be listed on Wattle prior to commencement of teaching.
A selection of additional readings, including primary sources, journal articles, and book excerpts will be listed in Wattle for each week's class.
No prior knowledge or background is required.
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