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Modules

Modules

HIS3136 : Nationalisms in Europe, 1789-1945 (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Any observer of Europe will find the subjects of nationalism and national identity at the core of the continent’s political and cultural history. From French Revolution of 1789 to the end of World War II, nationalisms remained an essential component of European politics. The module addresses the emergence and development of liberal nationalisms at the turn of the nineteenth century, the formation of the German and Italian nation-states and ethnic tensions in the central and eastern European empires. The course also analyses the complex relationship between class and national identities; the nationalization of the masses; and the connections between nationalism and fascism in the interwar period.

This module aims to provide a detailed study of a key topic in European history appropriate to the standard required of Stage 3 students.

Outline Of Syllabus

Seminar 1. Introduction and definitions: What is nationalism?
Seminar 2. Theoretical approaches to nationalism
Seminar 3. The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
Seminar 4. Liberal nationalisms in the nineteenth century
Seminar 5. Nation-state building: Germany and Italy (1848-1870)
Seminar 6. Multi-ethnic empires in Central and Eastern Europe: Austria-Hungary and Russia
Seminar 7. Regional nationalisms: Scotland, Wales, Catalonia and the Basque Country
Seminar 8. The nationalization of the masses (1870-1914)
Seminar 9. Class and nation (1890-1917)
Seminar 10. World War I, nationalism and self-determination (1914-1939)
Seminar 11. Nationalism and fascism (1922-1945)
Seminar 12. Where are we now? Nationalism today

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion551:0055:001/3 of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading551:0055:001/3 of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching123:0036:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study541:0054:001/3 of guided independent study
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Small-group teaching provides students with an opportunity to summarize and ask questions about the readings, and to improve their ability to engage in debate and discussion.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A75Unseen
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M25Essay/doc.commentary of 1,500 to 2,000 words (including footnotes but excluding bibliography)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exams test acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem-solving skills, adaptability, the ability to work unaided and to write clearly and concisely.

Documentary commentary exercises and examinations test knowledge and understanding of the texts set for the module. The ability to compare and contrast related source texts on a common subject. The ability to expound and criticize a textual extract lucidly, succinctly and with relevance in a relatively brief space, and, in an exam, under pressure of time.

Work submitted during the delivery of the module forms a means of determining student progress.

Submitted work, tests, intended knowledge and skills outcomes develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.
All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

Reading Lists

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