Short Title:Totalitarianism in Europe 1 : 1919-1945
Full Title:Totalitarianism in Europe 1: 1919-1945
Module Code:EURO H2001
 
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 enable students to analyse and discuss key aspects of a totalitarian regime and to recognise the impact of totalitarian regimes on Europe in the first half of the 20th century. It will focus primarily on Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Germany.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critcially examine and assess key aspects of the totalitarian regimes of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Soviet Union
LO2 Apply their knowledge of Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union to critically examine and compare these two regimes
LO3 Construct and develop reasoned arguments in written form to explain and analyse aspects of totalitarianism and of the totalitarian regimes of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Soviet Union.
LO4 Construct and develop reasoned arguments in oral form to explain and analyse aspects of totalitarianism and of the totalitarian regimes of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Soviet Union.
LO5 Work both collaboratively and independently.
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) %
Totalitarianism, Fascism and Communism
An examination of the central themes of totalitarianism, 20th century European fascism, classical Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism.
20.00%
Germany and the Soviet Union: The establishment and development of totalitarian states
An analysis of Hitler’s rise to power and the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship. An analysis of Stalin’s rise to power and the establishment of the Stalinist dictatorship
20.00%
Control and Terror: policies of terror and genocide
Policies of terror and genocide in Nazi Germany & Soviet Russia - their implementation and significance in the establishment and maintenance of the totaliatrian regime in both states
20.00%
Hitler and Stalin : The Cult of the Leader
The importance of the cult of the leader in a totalitarian state, focussing on the role played by Hitler in Nazi Germany and that played by Stalin in the Soviet Union
20.00%
Society and Culture in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia: Indoctrination and Propaganda
The importance of the indoctrination and propaganda policies introduced by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes to create and maintain the totalitarian state
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay The student must research and write a 2,500 word essay 1,2,3 25.00 Week 8
Presentation Group Presentation 1,2,4,5 25.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 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 and discussion 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Workshop with presentation groups 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kershaw, Ian 2009, Hitler, Penguin
  • Lisa Pine 2007, Hitler's National Community: Society and Culture in Nazi Germany, Bloomsbury Academic
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore 2004, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Phoenix
  • Figis, Orlando 2007, Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, Allen Lane
  • Lee, Stephen J 2008, European Dictatorships 1918-1945, Routledge
  • Roberts, David 2005, The Totalitarian Experiment in Twentieth Century Europe, Routledge
  • Bullock, A 1998, Hitler and Stalin, Fontana
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 3 Mandatory