Undergraduate Course: The Spanish Civil War (HIST10303)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), a conflict that appeared to contemporaries to be the battleground between the three great ideologies of the twentieth century: democracy, communism and fascism. It will consider the origins of the war before studying the main military, political, diplomatic, socio-economic and cultural developments of the conflict before assessing the consequences of General Franco's unconditional victory in April 1939. Undergraduates will have access to the wide range of published and unpublished primary source materials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Each student writes two essay of 3,000 words. Students will also be required to give seminar papers and documents presentations.
The degree exam will consist of two two-hour papers.
Weighting of marks is as follows:
Essay 1 = 16.667%
Essay 2 = 16.667%
Exam Q1, Paper 1 = 16.667%
Exam Q2, Paper 1 = 16.666%
Exam Q1, Paper 2 = 16.667%
Exam Q2, Paper 2 = 16.666%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2||2:00|
| Upon completion of this course students will be required to demonstrate in their course work, written examination and oral presentations the following attributes:
- the ability to critically assess different historiographical interpretations of the Spanish civil war;
- the capacity for analytical and critical thinking;
- the ability to assess critically primary and secondary sources, understanding the challenges faced by historians when investigating the past;
- the capacity to work independently on a research topic and demonstrate the ability to evaluate and use effectively the relevant information;
- show an appreciation of, and respect for, different opinions;
- be able to express themselves clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
- the ability to produce well-argued, well-documented, and properly referenced coursework;
- good time-management and the ability to organize the workload effectively so as to meet the established deadlines.
- the ability to use primary sources in presenting an argument or thesis.
A reading knowledge of Spanish is not required
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Spanish civil war
|Course organiser||Dr Julius Ruiz
Tel: (0131 6)50 3760
|Course secretary||Miss Annabel Stobie
Tel: (0131 6)50
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