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Undergraduate Course: Introducing Modern European History (Credit Plus) (LLLE07011)

Course Outline
SchoolCentre for Open Learning CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL should be enrolled.

Explore four key periods in modern European history. Examine pivotal events such as the Reformation, the French Revolution and the unification of Germany. Discuss conflicting historical theories, analyse historical texts and develop the skills required to study history. Learn how to study for credit on a course with study and essay writing skills built in.
Course description Content of course
1. Introduction: the making of modern Europe
2 & 3. The European Reformation: sixteenth-century Europe
4 & 5. Absolutism and revolution: seventeenth-century Europe
6 & 7. Revolution and war: Europe before 1815
8 & 9. Nationalism and state formation: nineteenth-century Europe
10. Review session: the making of modern Europe
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 30, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
evaluate, critically discuss and interpret primary sources.
understand, discuss and make use of conflicting historical arguments.
discuss the interaction between different European states since the sixteenth century and the process of state formation.
compare, contrast and draw parallels between four key periods in European history.
account for the political development of modern Europe.
students will also have developed study and essay writing skills for history, including taking notes and planning and writing essays.
Reading List
Cameron, E., ed., 2001. Early Modern Europe: an Oxford history. Oxford: OUP.
Gildea, R., 1987. Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914. Oxford: OUP.
Hobsbawn, E. J., 1973. The Age of Revolution: Europe, 1789-1848. London: Cardinal.
Marshall, P., 2009. The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: OUP.
Munck T., 1989. Seventeenth Century Europe: state conflict and the social order in Europe, 1598-1700. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Study skills text:
Northedge, A., 2005. The Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: OUP.
Smith, P., 1996. Writing an Assignment. Plymouth: How to Books Ltd.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This is a for-credit course offered by the Centre for Open Learning (COL); only students registered with COL should be enrolled.
Course organiserDr Sally Crumplin
Course secretaryMr Benjamin Mcnab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832
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