HIST357 War, Nations and Empires: Modern Europe, 1789-1914

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or FREN or GRMN or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST457

There are two options for Assessment 2 and Assessment 3.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option A must complete Assessment 3 Option A.

Students who choose to complete Assessment 2 Option B must complete Assessment 3 Option B.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Richard Scully (rscully@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit comprises a survey of the development of European nations and nationalism between the French Revolution and the end of the First World War. Key themes include the development of the modern European system of nation-states; the influences of the 'old regime'; revolts against the state and state reaction; the growth of national consciousness; imperialism; warfare and preparations for war; the impact of industrialization; and the emergence of ideologies which challenged the orthodoxy of nationalism. Case-studies examined include Revolutionary and Napoleonic France; Risorgimento Italy; the German Kaiserreich; the British Empire; the Russian Empire; Marxism and Feminism; and the state of Europe as it entered the Great War.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. display knowledge and understanding of the course of European history, 1789-1914, with particular reference to the case studies discussed;
  2. display knowledge and understanding of the concept of 'nation' and nationalism within the context of major theoretical discourses;
  3. interpret and evaluate a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. identify, engage with, and analyse an historical question through their assessment tasks;
  5. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced history essays; and
  6. communicate effectively their comprehension of various issues and topics related to the history of nineteenth century Europe.