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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST3710 Nazism, Stalinism and the Rise of the Total State

20 creditsClass Size: 27

Module manager: Dr JR Harris
Email: j.r.harris@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

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Objectives

In the course of this module students should further develop their skills of historical enquiry, interpretation and synthesis.

By the end of the module a student should show:
- knowledge of key issues in the social, political and economic history of inter-war Europe;
- an awareness of the varieties of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes;
- an understanding of the sources of social support for and resistance to these dictatorships, and the nature of every-day life under them.

Skills outcomes
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.


Syllabus

- Knowledge of key issues in the social, political and economic history of inter-war Europe.
- An awareness of the varieties of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
- An understanding of the sources of social support for and resistance to these dictatorships, and the nature of every-day life under them.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
e-Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial111.0011.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

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,
- an assessed exercise or exercises worth 10% of module marks,
- an assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment5x400 word VLE postings to be submitted to the relevant seminar40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:40:27

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