Short Title:European History 1
Full Title:European History 1
Module Code:HIST H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:Geraldine Grogan
Module Description:The aim of this module is to familiarize students with important events in French, German and Spanish history, thereby providing them with relevant period awareness and comparative perspective, which will enable them to discuss key events in the history of France, Germany and Spain.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss major events and developments which have shaped French, German and Spanish politics and society from medieval times to the 19th century.
LO2 Conduct basic historical research for the purposes of written assignments.
LO3 Select and present ideas formally and with clarity and cogency in written form.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Key events in French history up to end of the nineteenth century
The Enlightenment - Voltaire, Descartes, Rousseau; French Revolution; the Era of Napoleon; Second Empire; Third Republic
33.00%
Key events in German history up to the end of the nineteenth century
Luther and the Protestant Reformation; Thirty Years War; Rise of Prussia; Effects of the French Revolution; the Era of Bismarck.
34.00%
Key events in Spanish history up to the nineteenth century
The Moors; Union of Castile and Aragón; The Age of Exploration and Empire; The Spanish Inquisition; the Hapsburgs; the Bourbons and the Enlightenment
33.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Assignment 1: This course is taught in modular fashion comprising 4 week blocks of lectures on French, German and Spanish history. The delivery of the blocks alternates each semester. At the end of Block 1 and Block 2 the student must submit a written assignment, 2,000 words in length, on an aspect of either French, German or Spanish history. The student does not submit an assignment at the end of Block 3. The material taught in Block 3 will be examined in Section 1 (compulsory) in the end of semester paper. 1,2,3 25.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Assignment 2: This course is taught in modular fashion comprising 4 week blocks of lectures on French, German and Spanish history. The delivery of the blocks alternates each semester. At the end of Block 1 and Block 2 the student must submit a written assignment, 2,000 words in length, on an aspect of either French, German or Spanish history. The student does not submit an assignment at the end of Block 3. The material taught in Block 3 will be examined in Section 1 (compulsory) in the end of semester paper. 1,2,3 25.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading and research 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Price, R 2004, A Concise History of France, CUP
  • Fulbrook, Mary 2004, A Concise History of Germany, CUP
  • Williams, Mark R. 2004, The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe’s Most Fascinating Country, Golden Era Books
Recommended Book Resources
  • Doyle, William 2002, The Oxford History of the French Revolution, Oxford
  • Wilson Smith, Timothy 2007, Napoleon – Life & Times, Haus
  • Scribner, RW & Dixon, C Scott 2003, German Reformation (Studies in European History), Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dwyer, Philip 2001, The Rise of Prussia 1700-1830, Longman
  • Blackbourn, David 1987, The Fontana History of Germany 1815-1918: The long nineteenth century, Fontana
  • Elliot, J.H 2002, Imperial Spain 1469-1716, 2nd Edition Ed., Penguin Books
  • Carr, Raymond 2002, Spain: A History, Oxford University Press
  • Lovett, Albert, Early Hapsburg Spain 1517-1598
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • History Today
Other Resources
  • DVD: 2007Luther (Dir Eric Till), Universal Pictures 2004
  • DVD: 2004Christopher Columbus
  • DVD: 2006The Mission
  • Video: The Conquistadores: Cortes & Pizarro
  • DVD: 2007Marie Antoinette
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 1 Mandatory