2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
HIST3740 Alliance Without Backbone: Germany, its Allies and Satellites Before and During World War Two
40 creditsClass Size: 16
Module manager: Dr G T Waddington
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Objectives- To develop knowledge of the immediate origins and course of the Second World War as viewed primarily from Berlin;
- to challenge traditional interpretations of the so-called 'Axis conspiracy' and
- to analyse the nature and extent of Hitler's foreign political ambitions.
Further enhances Common Skills listed below:
- High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
- Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
- Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
- Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
- Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.
- Skills in interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.
- To examine the relations between Nazi Germany, its principal partners in the Anti-Comintern Pact, Japan and Italy, and those Central European Powers associated with the Tripartite Pact of September 1940;
- to examine the aims of German foreign and alliance policy on the eve of and during the Second World War.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||352.00|
|Total Contact hours||48.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private study- Exam preparation;
- researching, preparing, and writing assignments;
- undertaking set reading; and
- self-directed reading around the topic.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Contributions to class discussions,
- two assessed exercises,
- an exercise or exercises worth 10% of module marks.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Oral Presentation||Format to be determined by tutory.||10.00|
|Essay||4,000 word essay to be submitted by 12 noon of exam week 2 in January||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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