Europe between the Wars

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe between the Wars

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History, Multicultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit at Level 1

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The interwar years were an especially formative and innovative period in twentieth-century European history. Framed by revolutions and the end of the First World War at one end and the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War at the other, the era saw intense ideological and political conflict, socio-economic crises and the development of radical new political movements and regimes (e.g. Bolshevism, Stalinism, fascism and National Socialism), against which liberal democracy struggled to assert itself. The interwar years also witnessed a remarkable array of cultural and social innovation and experimentation (visual arts, literature, theatre, cinema, social theory, sexuality and gender). The course aims to provide an assessment of political, social, economic and cultural developments in interwar Europe. Students will learn central aspects of interwar European history and gain an appreciation of the era's significance for modern Europe. Students will study examples of major political, social, economic and cultural issues and trends and engage with scholarship on the topics.

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.


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