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

HIS2NGE

2015

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 the Third Reich or in Europe, either during the eras of Appeasement (1935-38) or 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 European 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.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3NGE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' lines of arguments and use of visual and textual sources in relation a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.

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:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and as modelled in lectures.

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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

03. Identify some ways historians show continuity and change in the contexts in a 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:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Investigate a small historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres.

Activities:
One 1500-word essay and one 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Present a properly-referenced talk or multimedia project using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past.

Activities:
One 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Write properly-referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past, including an annotated bibliography

Activities:
One 1500-word essay, and one 2-hour examination on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture 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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word essay.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 2-hour examination on lecture and tutorial contentEquivalent to 2000 words of assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 3-minute-20-second Pecha Kucha oral presentation.Equivalent to 500 words of assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05