HIS8053 : Conflict in European History: Case Studies
HIS8053 : Conflict in European History: Case Studies
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Anton Caruana Galizia
- Lecturer: Professor Matt Perry, Dr Nicola Clarke, Dr Robert Dale
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
The module will be divided into several strands, correspondent to specific case studies. This will involve three case studies of themes of European conflict clustered around more than one national example drawing on the expertise of several members of staff. These themes may include nationalism the XIX-XX centuries, and those on the experience of occupation and liberation in Second World War Europe.
This compulsory module aims to provide the students with the possibility to deepen some crucial themes explored in the semester one module 'Conflict in European History' (HIS8052). They will be able to investigate national and regional histories. The module will also help the students begin independent research and to acquire a thorough knowledge of specific case studies.
Outline Of Syllabus
May include some of the following:
Viking Violence and ‘The Making of Europe’
The Crimean War as a Ritualised Conflict, 1853-56
The Russian Revolutions, 1905-1921
The Armenian Genocide
The Central European Revolutions, 1918-19
Occupation, Famine and everyday life in Greece, 1941-44
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
By the end of this module, students will have gained advanced knowledge of the major concepts and interpretations in the history of conflict in Europe from the XVI to the XX century. They will have critically engaged with several historiographical case studies as well as having the opportunity to apply their knowledge to selected primary sources.
Intended Skill Outcomes
Development of associated skills in research, critical reading and reasoning, sustained discussion and appropriate presentation of the results.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||68||1:00||68:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||33||1:00||33:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||11||2:00||22:00||Seminars|
|Structured Guided Learning||Structured research and reading activities||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||55||1:00||55:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability. They encourage students to share ideas and information and develop a sense of common identity as historians before they undertake individual and more specialised advanced research projects.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||A||100||Extended essay of 3600 words, incl. footnotes but excl. bibliography|
Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.
|Written exercise||2||M||Preparation of an essay plan, approximately 400 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
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:
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.
Past Exam Papers
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