UNott:The Contemporary World Since 1945

Subject HIST20062 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from January to June through University of Nottingham, UK. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues or 777CC Certificate in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The module surveys and analyses some of the main developments in world affairs since the end of the Second World War. This includes major international events, particularly the course and aftermath of the Cold War, as well as national and regional histories, especially in Europe, East asia and the Middle East. Attention is paid to political and economic forces.

The module aims to provide students with a framework of some of the main developments in world affairs since 1945, a knowledge of the background factors which influenced these developments, and an understanding of the historiographical debates surrounding them, and through these to develop the intellectual and transferable skills.


By the end of the module, in their assessed work, students should be able to: explain and interpret some of the main underlying forces that shaped world history in the period under discussion and show an understanding of major events in this process; evaluate forces of change and continuity within the period.

By the end of the module students should be able to: think critically and imaginatively about the subject matter; identify and address key problems relevant to it; interpret secondary sources upon it and be aware of differing historical interpretations of the subject matter; construct coherent and independent historical arguments of their own.


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Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): U21 Certificate in Global Issues
U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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