The Making of Contemporary Europe

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Making of Contemporary Europe

  • Host University

    Dublin City 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

    The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the 20th-century historical foundations of the present political and cultural situation in Europe and in Ireland. Major economic, political, ideological and cultural phenomena such as World Wars 1 and 2, totalitarianism, European intergration, the collapse of communism and postmodernism will be surveyed chronologically. Students will study a selection of textual and visual documents illustrating these movements.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. recognise the 20th century roots of current political and cultural developments in Europe and in Ireland.
    2. describe the historical circumstances that have shaped Europe in the 20th century
    3. assess critically current political and cultural developments in Europe
    4. Have a good understanding of the foundations of the European project

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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