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HSTY1044: Europe since 1900

This unit surveys European history from the First World War to the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit. Topics covered include the two world wars and the Holocaust, the Russian Revolution, fascism, the complex history of democracy in Europe, empire and decolonization, migration, and the ways international organizations from the League of Nations to the EU have recast Europe. The unit also pays close attention to social and cultural change and examines connections between different aspects of human experience. The unit ranges across Europe, with special attention to France, Germany, Britain, and Russia.

Code HSTY1044
Academic unit History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain major issues and controversies in modern European history
  • LO2. Situate events within larger frameworks such as the transformation of European empires, the rise and fall of fascism and European communism, and transnational developments in culture and politics
  • LO3. Critically assess historical explanations
  • LO4. Frame an explanation of a historical problem

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.