Short Title:European History 2
Full Title:European History 2
Module Code:HIST H1005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
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 the 19th century up to recent times.
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 modern French history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth century
World War I; France between the Wars; World War II: Occupation and Liberation; The Era of De Gaulle in France; Decolonisation and the Algerian War
33.00%
Key events in modern German history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth century
Wilhelmine Germany and World War I; The Weimar Republic; The Third Reich; Post War Germany; Reunification.
34.00%
Key events in Spanish history - focussing on late nineteenth/twentieth century
The War of Independence and Loss of the Americas; Growth of Liberalism and Collapse of Democracy; The Civil War; Franco; Transition to Democracy
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, 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
  • History Today
Other 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
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 2 Mandatory