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This subject offers an introduction to modern European history from the French Revolution to the beginning of World War One. It outlines the key events, movements and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, including the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic movement, and the rise of nationalism, and explores the interconnections between cultural, political and social developments. Core lectures offering broad thematic introductions to key subjects are combined with in-depth investigations of specific European countries and events.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:
- demonstrate a general knowledge of the major cultural, political, social and intellectual developments in modern European history from the French Revolution to the outbreak of WWI;
- gain an understanding of some of the key historiographical debates on the causes and impact of social, political and economic change in nineteenth-century Europe;
- develop research skills through preparation of written assignments;
- develop critical thinking skills through group discussion of subject readings and preparation of written assignments; and
- be able to construct historical arguments involving the analysis of primary and secondary source materials.
Last updated: 21 February 2020