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MO3425   Stalinism, Nazism and Central Europe (1912 - 1941)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

The decade-long conflagration (1912-23) replaced Centra Europe's empires with ethnolinguistic nation-states. Soon Central Europe's nation-states rejected the West's impositions and control and in this process ditched democracy for authoritarianism and expansionism in the name of this or that nationalism. Subsequently the region's polities chose among Soviet revolutionary totalitarianism (communism), Italy's fascism, and later Germany's nazi totalitarianism (national socialism). All three political models wanted to replace the old world with a new man of the future, and on the way toward this goal engaged in grand-scale socio-political engineering. At the onset of World War II Central Europe was split between the Soviet Union and the German Empire (aka the Third Reich). Hence, the region was effectively erased from the map of the continent until the turn of the twenty-first century, its fragments construed as belonging to Western and Eastern Europe.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002}

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MO3332

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 seminars (x 10 weeks), 1 surgery hour (1 x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 4,000 - to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr T Kamusella