ETHNIC AND CIVIL CONFLICT IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND CYPRUS

EST3ECC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate civil wars motivated by ideological differences within a single culture or by identity conflicts over ethnicity, race, and religion within a multiethnic polity. We explore similarities and differences in the experiences of Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus with nation-building, social revolution, modernization, civil war, and reconciliation in the twentieth century. The response of the International community to civil conflict and ethnic tensions in these countries is examined together with the ways in which outside intervention has shaped the length and internal dynamics of the conflicts. We conclude with an assessment of the prospect for a lasting peace in Cyprus and of the challenges of justice, reconciliation, and economic reconstruction.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EST2ECC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe origins of the Greek Civil WarPrescribedClose, D.LONGMAN 1995.
ReadingsHostage to history: Cyprus from the Ottomans to KissingerPreliminaryHitchens, C.VERSO 1997
ReadingsThe Spanish Civil WarPreliminaryThomas, H.PENGUIN 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collaborate in groups to determine how to synthesise a large volume of information, convert it into historical narrative and write both sides of an argument.

Activities:
Group writing of the causes of a contentious event or series of events in a past.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Discuss in a team presentation and in tutorials the implications of studying other peoples' cultures and histories, based on tutorial readings.

Activities:
Team presentation and discussions in class; online quizzes based on weekly tutorial readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Identify and reflect on the use of visual sources as historical sources, and using them in historical inquiry; identify the way in which 'historical facts' are presented and received.

Activities:
Class discussions on visual documentary material (weekly) as sources for historical inquiry. Integrate (with guidance) visual materials in the study of a historical issue. Online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Identify some ways historians use the present to shape their interpretations of the past. Discuss how this occurs in every culture, including our own.

Activities:
Group writing and presentation of the causes of a contentious event or series of events in a past; identifying cause and effect, ideological bias and methodologies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Write essays about an aspect of the past, offering a sustained argument or narrative, using primary and secondary sources, appropriate referencing and including a bibliography.

Activities:
Two mid-length essays, one exam and tutorial exercises, with emphasis on developing an argument, based on primary and secondary sources, providing a bibliography.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one final exam (1600-word equivalent)40 03, 04, 05
one research essay (1600-word equivalent)30 03, 04, 05
online quizzes (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 05
Team presentation10 01, 02, 03