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Undergraduate Course: European History 1b (Since 1789) (HIST08031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course has a dual function. It provides a basic grounding in Modern European History as a preparation for students who are intending to do Honours History courses. It also seeks to provide a self-contained survey of Modern European History that is both stimulating and informative for students taking the course as an outside subject or as part of an M.A. degree. Its prime purpose is to demonstrate how European society has evolved as a result of the interplay of major economic, social, political and cultural developments of the period c.1789-c.1989. A course with such a wide chronological and geographical span has to be rigorously selective, and in consequence the lecturers confine their attentions to those general developments that had a far-reaching influence on a major part of the European population.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  300
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 35 %, Practical Exam 5 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One essay of 2,000 words (35%), one two hour exam (consisting of two questions from 12 from two sections) (60%) and one oral test (5%).
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
-demonstrate a deeper understanding of modern European history;
-compare disparate factors (economic, political, religious, etc.) as formative influences on the growth of society;
-enter into the mentalities and concerns of societies far removed from their own experience;
-foster a perceptiveness and flexibility of mind;
-demonstrate the above skills, by way of participation in class tutorials and presentations, by submitting a fully researched essay, and by completion of the course exam.
Reading List
Derek Aldcroft, The European Economy, 1914-1970 (2001)
C.A. Bayley, The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914 (2003)
P.M.H. Bell, The Origins of the Second World War in Europe (2007)
Michael D. Biddiss, The Age of the Masses: Ideas and Society in Europe since 1870 (1977)
Tim Blanning (ed.), Nineteenth Century Europe (2000)
Asa Briggs and Patricia Clavin, Modern Europe 1789-1989 (2003)
Mary Fulbrook (ed.), Europe Since 1945 (2000)
Robert Gildea, Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914 (1996)
William I. Hitchcock, The Struggle for Europe: The History of the Continent since 1945 (2004)
Eric J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution: Europe, 1789-1848 (1962)
Eric J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (1975)
Eric J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (1987)
Eric J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century (1994)
Julian Jackson (ed.), Europe 1900-1945 (2002)
Harold James, Europe Reborn: A History, 1914-2000 (2003)
James Joll, Europe Since 1870: An international History (1987)
James Joll, The Origins of the First World War (2007)
Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (2005)
Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000 (1988)
Maurice Larkin, Gathering Pace: Continental Europe, 1870-1945 (1969)
George Lichtheim, Europe in the Twentieth Century (1972)
Arno J. Mayer, The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War (1981)
Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe┐s Twentieth Century (1998)
John F. Merriman, A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present (1996)
George L. Mosse, The Culture of Western Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1979)
Stanley Payne, A History of Fascism, 1914- 1945 (1996)
Michael Rapport, Nineteenth-Century Europe (2005)
J.M. Roberts, Europe, 1880-1945 (1989)
Richard Vinen, A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century (2000)

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research skills; critical interpretation of texts; oral and written presentation skills
Course organiserDr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
Course secretaryMiss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50
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