Cataclysm and Renewal: History of Continental Europe 1914 to the Present

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cataclysm and Renewal: History of Continental Europe 1914 to the Present

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • 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

    This is a one-term module. It encompasses some of the most dramatic events in European and world history: the rise of fascism and communism, the Second World War, the Holocaust. It explains how democracy and European civilization, almost entirely defeated and destroyed, made an extraordinary recovery in the period since 1945. The module has been designed in conjunction with HI 2118 ?Grandeur and Decline: History of Continental Europe, 1870-1920s?, taught in Michaelmas term, so that taken in succession the two modules provide an overall view of the history of modern Europe since the later 19th century and the foundations of contemporary Europe. But each module stands alone, is assessed separately and is worth 10 ECTS. This course presumes no knowledge of the period covered by the prior module.

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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