The History of East Central Europe from the 19th to the 21st Century

Course description The History of East Central Europe from the 19th to the 21st Century
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5772IAH15
Teacher(s):
  • Christoph Augustynowicz
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 300
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

none

Description

The lecture serves as an introduction into the history of East Central Europe from the formation of national civil societies in the early 19th century up to the European integration in the early 21st century. Important moments are its role within the frameworks of 19th century empires (Habsburg monarchy, Russian Empire, Prussian Monarchy/German Empire), the development towards national states in the interwar period (1918-1939), the struggle against National Socialist occupation (1939-1945) and Soviet dominance (1945-1989), and the emancipation of national states (since 1989) and their acceptance as members of the European Union (since 2004). Although political and social history are the main focus, aspects of economic and cultural history are also considered.

Course objectives

General learning objectives

The student can:

  • 1) organise and use relatively large amounts of information
  • 2) reflect critically on knowledge and understanding as presented in academic literature

Learning objectives, pertaining to the specialisation

  • 3) The student has knowledge of a specialisation, more specifically in the specialisation General History of the place of European history from 1500 in a worldwide perspective; with a focus on the development and role of political institutions.

Learning objectives, pertaining to this specific lecture course

The student:

  • 4) The student receives information on the history of East Central Europe from the formation of national civil societies in the early 19th century up to the European integration in the early 21st century.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA Geschiedenis website

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture

Course Load

Total course load 5EC x 28 hours = 140 hours

  • Lectures: 12x2 hours = 24 hours
  • Preparation for lectures: 12 x 2hours = 24 hours
  • Preparation exam (including reading of compulsory literature): 88 hours
  • Exam(s): 2 x 2 hours = 4 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

The course will be assessed through two subtests, covering all course objectives:

  • Midterm examination (written examination with short open questions and with essay questions)
  • Final examination (written examination with short open questions and with essay questions)

Weighing

  • Midterm examination: 50 %
  • Final examination: 50 %
    The final grade for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

The resit exam will take place in one single resit, at which both subtests are offered. For this resit three hours will be reserved, so that students will be able to retake both subtests, if necessary.

Rules regarding the admission to resits can be found in Article 4.1 of the BA Course and Examination Regulations

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

  • The readings
  • Questions about the lectures and reading materials

Reading list

  • Piotr Wandycz, The Price of Freedom. A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. London/New York 2001 (2nd Edition), 135-235
  • R. J. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century – and after. London/New York 1997 (2nd Edition), 179-458
  • Tony Judd, Postwar. A History of Europe Since 1945. New York 2005, 749-831

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Prof. Dr. Christoph Augustynowicz

Remarks

none

Languages