ETHNIC AND CIVIL CONFLICT IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND CYPRUS

EST3ECC

2021

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 - particularly Anglo-French as well as Soviet and Italo-German intervention - 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesGroup writing of the causes of a contentious event or series of events in a past.Team presentation and discussions in class; online quizzes based on weekly tutorial readings.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 quizzesGroup 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.Essay, one exam and tutorial exercises, with emphasis on developing an argument, based on primary and secondary sources, providing a bibliography.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsEST2ECC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to enrolment numbers

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Spanish Civil War

Resource TypePrereading

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AuthorThomas, H.

Year2001

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PublisherPENGUIN

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The origins of the Greek Civil War

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorClose, D.

Year1995

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PublisherLONGMAN

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Hostage to history: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHitchens, C.

Year1997

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PublisherVERSO

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Discuss in a team presentation and in tutorials the implications of studying other peoples' cultures and histories, based on tutorial readings.
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.
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.
05. Write an essay about an aspect of the past, offering a sustained argument or narrative, using primary and secondary sources, appropriate referencing and including a bibliography.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One final exam (1600-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One research essay (1600-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (800-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Team presentation

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3