Europe in the 19th & 20th Century

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe in the 19th & 20th Century

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Political, economic, social and cultural developments across Europe since the French Revolution.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Appreciate the conflicting concepts of empire and nation, and understand the changing nature of the latter
    -Understand the concept of the nation state and explain the challenge it poses to historic and present day supranational polities (empires, European Union)
    -Identify, examine, and analyse historical evidence, and organise it in a coherent argument
    -Contribute comprehensively to a problem oriented discussion, independently and in group work
    -Demonstrate independent judgement based on historical evidence

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    36 contact hours or equivalent (lectures, seminars, field trips, etc.)

    Continuous Assessment: 40%
    University scheduled written examination: 60%

    Continuous Assessment detail(s): One tutorial essay, total 20%; in-class presentation (oral & written components), total 20%

    Penalties: * No late material accepted unless medical or other compelling reasons are established in writing. The expectation is for full attendance by students. Explanation in writing is required in every case of absence from tutorials. The continuous assessment of a candidate who has missed more than 50% of tutorials will not be eligible for assessment under any circumstances.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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