Short Title:Totalitarianism in Europe 2: Eastern Europe 1945 - 1989
Full Title:Totalitarianism in Europe 2: Eastern Europe 1945 - 1989"
Module Code:EURO H2002
 
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 enable students to analyse and discuss the political, social and economic developments in a number of Eastern European states from 1945 to the revolutions of 1989. It will focus on the themes of repression, resistance and reform.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically examine and assess political, social and economic developments in a number of Eastern European totalitarian states in the period 1945-1989
LO2 Apply their knowledge to critically examine and compare totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe in the period 1945-1989.
LO3 Construct and develop reasoned arguments in written form in relation to developments in Eastern Europe 1945-1989.
LO4 Construct and develop reasoned arguments orally in relation to developments in Eastern Europe 1945-1989.
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) %
Sovietization of East European Communism 1948-1953
Focus: German Democratic Republic (1949 – 1953)
20.00%
Reform, Resistance & Revolt: The Khrushchev Era 1953 – 1964
Focus: Destalinisation & the Hungarian Uprising 1956
20.00%
Dissidents, Repression & Reform
Focus: Prague Spring 1968 & Solidarity Movement Poland 1980s
20.00%
The Gorbachev era 1985 – 1991
Focus: Policies of Perestroika & Glasnost
20.00%
Revolutions of 1989
Focus: German Democratic Republic
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
  • Raymond Pearson 2002, The rise and fall of the Soviet Empire, Palgrave New York [ISBN: 9780333948071]
  • Geoffrey Swain and Nigel Swain 2009, Eastern Europe since 1945, Palgrave Macmillan New York [ISBN: 9780230214606]
  • Ben Fowkes 2000, Eastern Europe 1945-1969, Longman [ISBN: 9780582326934]
  • Martin McCauley 1995, The Khrushchev era, Longman [ISBN: 9780582277762]
  • Professor Mary Fulbrook, 2008, The People's State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker, Yale University Press [ISBN: 9780300144246]
  • Anna Funder 2011, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall, Granta Books [ISBN: 9781847083357]
  • Peter Grieder, 2012, The German Democratic Republic, Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230579378]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 4 Mandatory