This unit (AAH2003) of study examines social and political change in Europe from 1900 to the outbreak of World War II. This period witnessed the disintegration of old empires and the emergence of new ideologies. Thus the principal theme is the development, character and impact in this period communism in Russia and Nazism in Germany.

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Students enrolled in course code ABAB and LBLA must complete at least 72 credit points (equivalent to 6 units) in Year 1 before undertaking any Level 2 units.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse some pivotal social and political events in contemporary European history between 1900 and 1939;  
  2. Evaluate the relevance and application of different historical approaches to central themes in contemporary European history;  
  3. Exhibit a range of historical skills, including the interpretation of primary and secondary sources, the cataloguing of change over time, and the explanation of different forms of historical causation; and  
  4. Construct persuasive arguments regarding historical themes and events drawing upon relevant skills of historical analysis.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Document Analysis 20%
Test Online Quizzes 20%
Essay Research Essay 40%
Test In class Test 20%

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