2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
HIST2850 The Modern States System in War and Peace, 1939-60
20 creditsClass Size: 43
Module manager: Dr M Thornton
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2008/09
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo develop the ability to handle problems of continuity and change over time. To develop knowledge and understanding of the seminal events of the Second World War and their impact on the structure of the post-war international system. To develop the capacity to understand the relationship between economic, military, strategic and political factors in the making of foreign policy.
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.
Locating and handling relevant information/ sources in libraries/ archives/ on-line environments.
Ability to present complex ideas effectively in formal oral presentations.
To analyse the international states system in the context of war and peace. The transition from World War to Cold War will be analysed, and the significance of international conflict and co-operation in periods of total war and subsequent armed peace will be emphasised.
BA-International History and Politics students will have priority for places on this module.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||183.00|
|Total Contact hours||17.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyExam preparation; researching, preparing, and writing assignments; undertaking set reading; and self-directed reading around the topic. 183 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackContributions to class discussions, oral presentation component, one assessed essay.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||One 2,000 word assessed essay to be delivered Friday of week 9||30.00|
|Oral Presentation||Oral contribution, can be re-sat with an equivalent written exercise||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
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)||2 hr 00 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 27/03/2009
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