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Module

HIS8053 : Conflict in European History: Case Studies

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Stella Ghervas
  • Lecturer: Professor Tim Kirk, Dr Matt Perry, Professor Violetta Hionidou
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading331:0033:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching112:0022:00PIP teaching
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study551:0055:00N/A
Total200:00
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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A100Extended essay of 4,000 words, incl. footnotes but excl. bibliography
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:

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.

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