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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Organise complex historical information;
2. Assess the impact of short, medium and long-term social, economic, political and cultural factors on the events that led to the Spanish Civil War;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key historiographical debates on the Spanish Civil War;
4. Engage with primary and secondary sources in a critical manner;
5. Hone analytical and writing skills to a level appropriate for a Level 2 student of History.
The module will cover the following main areas: Week 1: A ‘Decrepit Old Empire on the Eve of its Final “Disaster”’, 1898-1931. Week 2: The Second Republic, 1931-1936. Week 3: The Coup, July 1936. Week 4: Spain Divided in Two, 1936-1937. Week 5: The ‘Internationalisation’ of the Conflict, 1936-1937. Week 6: Reading Week. Week 7: Franco, Faith and Falangism. Week 8: Nationalist Spain and the Annihilation of the ‘Enemy’. Week 9: Evolving Gender Roles and Relations. Week 10: Making Sense of Fratricidal Violence. Week 11: The Civil War: Divided Memories and ‘Alternative Facts’.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: See Handbook for details||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: 500 word Essay Plan||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 1800 word End of Term essay||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the Essay Plan Assignment will be given in writing. Feedback on the End-of-Term Assignment will be given in writing.