|Short Title:||European History 2|
|Full Title:||European History 2|
|Field of Study:||Political Science and civics|
|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.|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
||Discuss major events and developments which have shaped French, German and Spanish politics and society from the 19th century up to recent times.
||Conduct basic historical research for the purposes of written assignments.
||Select and present ideas formally and with clarity and cogency in written form.
|No Co-requisite modules listed|
Module Content & Assessment
|Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
Key events in modern French history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth centuryWorld War I; France between the Wars; World War II: Occupation and Liberation; The Era of De Gaulle in France; Decolonisation and the Algerian War
Key events in modern German history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth centuryWilhelmine Germany and World War I; The Weimar Republic; The Third Reich; Post War Germany; Reunification.
Key events in Spanish history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth centuryThe War of Independence and Loss of the Americas; Growth of Liberalism and Collapse of Democracy; The Civil War; Franco; Transition to Democracy
|End of Module Formal Examination||50.00%|
||% of total
||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.
||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.
|End of Module Formal Examination|
||% of total
||End-of-Semester Final 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
|Workload: Full Time
||Average Weekly Learner Workload
|Independent Learning Time
||Reading and research
|Total Weekly Learner Workload
|Total Weekly Contact Hours
|This module has no Part Time workload.|
|Required Book Resources|
- Price, R, A Concise History of France, latest edition Ed., CUP
- Fulbrook, Mary 2004, A Concise History of Germany, CUP
- Williams, Mark R. 1992, The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe’s Most Fascinating Country, Mirador Books
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Judt, Tony 2007, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945, Pimlico
- Kedward, Rod 2005, La vie en bleu – France & the French since 1900, Allen Lane
- Fulbrook, Mary 2008, History of Germany 1918-2008: The Divided Nation, Blackwell
- Kershaw, Ian 2009, Hitler, Penguin
- Carr, Raymond, Spain 1808-1975, Latest reprint Ed., Oxford University Press
- Forrest 2000, The Spanish Civil War, Routledge
- Payne,Stanley,G. 2003, The Franco Regime 1936-1975, Phoenix Press
|Recommended Article/Paper Resources|
- Video: Franco 1998
- Video: The World at War series 1975
- Video: Der Untergang - Downfall 2004
- Video: Das Boot 1981
- Video: Land and Freedom 2005
- Video: Transition to Democracy Documentary
- video: 2006Joyeux Noel
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