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MO2901   Europe in the Twentieth Century

Academic year(s): 2015-2016

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

This survey of twentieth-century history focuses on Europe, but includes relations and involvement with the USA. It is divided into three major themes: the First World War, the Second World War and The Cold War. Students will be assessed in each of these areas. Each weeks class  in the form of a lecture followed by a small group tutorial  focuses on a specific topic such as the Russian Revolution, Nazi foreign policy or The Sixties. Issues which run through the module as a whole include nationalism, the changing nature of warfare, individuals in history and the role of the masses. Students will be introduced to the events of this period, to historical debate about these events and to the use of primary sources in historical analysis.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 167

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews:

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 70%