NAZI GERMANY AND EUROPE: THE ERA OF HITLER, CHURCHILL AND STALIN 1918-45

HIS2NGE

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students first study the Nazi dictatorship in Germany: its origins in 1918-22, its rise and nature in 1930-39. Students then take charge of their own learning to shape every tutorial and two (of their three) assessment tasks, choosing to study in depth one aspect or consequence of the Nazi dictatorship in either the Third Reich itself, or else in Europe or the USA, whether during the eras of Appeasement (1935-38) or whether during the era of Total War (1939-45). Students research their topic over several weeks, receiving weekly feedback from their tutor and classmates to help them focus and improve their work before it is assessed as both a short informal talk and then as a formal academic essay. Students taking this subject can expect to hone their research and presentation skills in a subject designed to help them clarify their political values and to mentor them as capable independent learners. Lectures and the final examination place Nazism in its wider European and American political, military and ethical contexts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of at least one first-year Core subject in History, Politics , Sociology or International Relations, or otherwise by approval of the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3NGE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Third Reich: A New HistoryPrescribedMichael BurleighNEW YORK, HILL AND WANG 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Knowledge: Demonstrate a knowledge of at least period or culture of the past.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay, one 2-hour examination on lecture and tutorial content, and one 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay, one 2-hour examination on lecture and tutorial content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Knowledge; Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
One 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation..
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Communication: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay and one 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Research: Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay and one 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Research: examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conceptions of the discipline.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay, and one 2-hour examination on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

07. Analysis: Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay, one 2-hour final examination on lecture and tutorial content, and one 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.

08. Reflection: Identify and reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of History.

Activities:
One 2-hour final examination on lecture and tutorial content.

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