Transitional Europe, 1815 to the Present

Subject HIST30061 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week: Total time commitment 102 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 12.5 points of second year history
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Dr Gideon Reuveni


Gideon Reuveni


Subject Overview:

The study of modern European history introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which we live in today. Focusing on Germany from roughly 1815 to present, this subject will explore the crisis-ridden transition to mass politics, mass culture, and urban modernity in Europe. It will touch on both high and popular culture, the development of urban cultures and modernism, the rise of radical nationalist and ideological movements, as well as the creation of a new Europe after 1945. The subject aims to provide students with a better understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History. It is designed to improve students ability to analyze historical evidence and develop their critical familiarity with historical interpretations.

  • have a good grasp of major historical process in Europe over the last 200 years
  • demonstrate familiarity with the major historical interpretations of modern European history
Assessment: A take home exam 1500 words 40% (due mid-semester), a research essay 2500 words 50% (due end of semester), tutorial participation 10%. Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order pass this subject.
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Breadth Options:

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Generic Skills:

&bull. demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources.
&bull. show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and determining strength of an argument.
&bull. demonstrate understanding of changing knowledge base in specialist area

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: European Studies
History Major

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