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20th Century European History - Part 2
C02056

This course will be delivered online.

The aim of this 6 week course is to go into Twentieth Century European history in further depth, tackling issues that have been raised in the previous course but also considering new theories, countries and historical ideas. We will focus on specific key periods as well as the people and ideologies that shaped them.

Each week we will look at events right across the continent from a mixture of social, cultural, political and economic historic standpoints in order to give a broader flavour and help us understand how these formed Europe as it is today.

We will trace a timeline from a look at how Turkey was forged from the old Ottoman Empire after World War One up to the destruction of Yugoslavia in the wars of the 1990s; how European powers dealt with the end of empire in the second half of the century and finding out what it was truly like to live under some of the continent's totalitarian regimes and how they evolved over time.

Course Content

The Sick man of Europe: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire & Rise of Modern Turkey 1876-1924

After the Revolution: Russia, the Soviet Union and the rise of Stalin 1920 - 1939

The Nazi Sate - A look at Fascism in Depth: Germany 1933-45

Francoist Spain: Repression and Memory 1939 - 1975

Europe Eclipsed - Post war European Decolonisation and its effects

Balkan Nationalism Uncorked: The Yugoslav Wars 1991-9

Any additional course information can be asked through our course information lines.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

The course will bring up many themes and so requires a reasonable level of English, although no previous knowledge of the topics or history in general is needed. Please do note that some students will have studied Part I and will be more aware of the background to certain of the areas of history.

Other history courses taught at the college, including further studies in European History, the Romans, the history of the USA, Victorian England, Decolonisation and a range of one-off lectures.

A vast range of philosophy courses are also on offer for those wishing to understand some of the ideas behind the events that shaped history.

For those wishing to go onto university, there is Access to Humanities which will broaden your historical knowledge academically.

There are no additional costs with this course due to its leisure study nature. However, students may wish to read books or watch documentaries at home in their own time to broaden their knowledge and provide discussion points.

First Class Requirements

Paper and pen

Additional Information

Other history courses taught at the college, including further studies in European History, American History and the Romans. This year we have upcoming courses on the US Civil Rights movement; Stalinist Russia; Weimar Republic Germany; the end of the Roman Empire and a range of one-off lectures including one to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Watergate break-in.

A vast range of philosophy courses are also on offer for those wishing to understand some of the ideas behind the events that shaped history.

For those wishing to go onto university, there is Access to Humanities which will broaden your historical knowledge academically.

There are no additional costs with this course due to its leisure study nature. However, students may wish to read books or watch documentaries at home in their own time to broaden their knowledge and provide discussion points.

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.