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Aims and Objectives

Principal Module Aims

This 15 CATS undergraduate second-year option module will discuss the political upheavals in Europe after World War One. The module addresses the impact of World War One on radical political movements, such as socialism, communism, fascism, and anti-globalization movements, and how the war (and, for some countries) defeat resulted in bloody revolutionary and counter-revolutionary upheavals. While the module will draw upon national case studies, it aims at understanding radical politics in the interwar period as a genuinely European phenomenon.

Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of historical and theoretical interpretations of modern Europe.
  • Communicate ideas and findings, adapting to a range of situations, audiences and degrees of complexity.
  • Generate ideas through the analysis of a broad range of primary source material for the study of modern Europe, including electronic resources.
  • Analyse and evaluate the contributions made by existing scholarship.
  • Act with limited supervision and direction within defined guidelines, accepting responsibility for achieving deadlines.