This module will cover a number of aspects of conflict in Europe during the Twentieth century. It will examine total war in the form of the two major conflicts of 1914-18 and 1939-45, but will also take in case studies of civil war, small wars and the Cold War. These case studies will include the Spanish Civil War, the Northern Ireland conflict and the Yugoslav wars. Experiences of the Cold War will be covered, looking at both sides of the Iron Curtain. We will look not just at regular and irregular warfare but protest movements and state responses to communal violence. Finally, the module will evaluate the consequences of the formation of international institutions such as the European Union and consider their attempts to alleviate conflict in contemporary Europe.
Lectures: Thursdays 16:00 - 18:00
There are no tutorials for this module.
If you are taking this module for credit, please take note of the dates below:
Term dates for revision: Saturday, 28 April - Sunday, 6 May
Term dates for exams: Tuesday, 8 May – Saturday, 19 May
Open Learning Fee (audit only) €350 per module
Open Learning Fee (with assessment) €500 per 5 credit module
Upgrading from audit to credit: You may upgrade from being an audit student to a credit student up to three weeks into term. Please note, however, that you can't change back to being an audit student - if you decide not to complete the assignments and/or sit the exams, this will appear on your academic record.
There are no concessions available for Open Learning modules.
Refunds may in some instances be available for extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness, within two weeks of the start of the module. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, with supporting documents where appropriate.
Prof Robert Gerwarth