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The Second World War in Europe (HIS245)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The Second World War in Europe demonstrated an unprecedented capacity to mobilise huge numbers of people and to wreak massive damage in the cause of 'military necessity'. The warring regimes offered inspiring visions of the future in efforts to engage whole populations in military and political offensives. In this unit we study the strategies employed in the conflict, the effects on occupied peoples, including both collaboration and resistance, and the increasing desperation of the final stages.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
5. Construct evidence-based arguments in oral and written forms.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will introduce students to broad scholarly trends relevant to the subject matter of the unit, and to important contextual information. In tutorials and discussion forums, students have the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the subject area, and to practise interpreting primary and secondary sources. Assessment tasks allow students to develop their skills in historical analysis and explore topics of particular interest.
Assessment Tutorial participation (internal) or Discussion Forum posts (external) - 10%; Summary - 20%; Essay - 40%; Examination - 30%
Prerequisites nil
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History (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors History
Appears in these Minors Modern History
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
HIS245
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
HIS245

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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