Modern Europe, 1830-1945

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Europe, 1830-1945

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies

  • 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

    This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the main patterns of European history in the second half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries and the interaction between the economic, social, political and cultural factors that shaped that history. The module covers a broad range of topics from political, social, intellectual and cultural history and will introduce the students to a variety of historiographical approaches to these themes. Importantly, Europe is understood in the broad sense of the word and includes all major European Empires and nation-states after the end of the First World War.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify main factors of social and political change in Modern Europe
    2. Understand some of the important ideas that shaped the history of the period, such as nationalism, liberalism, democracy, socialism, communism and fascism.
    3. Identify key events and personalities in Europe in the period 1848-1945
    4. Gain understanding of the relationship between political, social and cultural factors in European history
    5. Access competently various historiographical approaches in European history and be able to use them appropriately
    6. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking, perception and historical judgement.
    7. Express in written form independent opinion on themes covered in the module using examples from European history to support their point of view

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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