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Undergraduate Course: The Revolutionary Decade? Europe in the 1960s (HIST10165)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaHistory Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will analyse key political, social, and cultural developments in Europe during the 1960s. Although its primary focus will lie on western Europe, the eastern half of the continent will also receive extensive attention. The course will be organised in a thematic, trans-national fashion, and students will be encouraged to draw links and comparisons across national boundaries, including across the East-West divide in the Cold War. The main themes to be covered will include: breaks and continuities between the 1950s and the 1960s, generational tensions, changing attitudes towards the recent past, particularly the Second World War and its legacies, changing social mores, developments in gender roles, cultural innovations, new political movements and their implications, and the legacies of the 1960s.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  15
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 344 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 12:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 22:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who take this course will develop an advanced understanding of key political, social, and cultural developments in Europe between the late 1950s and early 1970s. They will engage critically with the relevant historiography and with a range of textual and non-textual primary sources, including photographs, film, and music. They will also develop further a range of transferable skills that they have begun to acquire during their first three years of university study, including the ability to argue effectively about intellectual issues, both orally and in writing; to write informed and cogent essays; to take responsibility for seminar presentations in which they elaborate and defend intellectual positions before other members of the group; and to work effectively with others in small group settings.
Assessment Information
The two examination papers will account for 50% (i.e. 25% each), the essays for 35% (17.5% each), and the non-written skills for 15% (5% general participation, 10% oral presentation) of the overall grade.
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsRev Decade
Course organiserDr Pertti Ahonen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3775
Course secretaryMs Sophie Lockwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 3767
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