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  • Objectives
    Based in the Department of History and taught jointly with the Department of Politics. The course provides a comparative and international perspective on the world, offering modules on Europe, Africa, South and East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. The impact of both imperialism and decolonisation is emphasised. Influential movements and worldviews and their origins are also explained.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB (including History) -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB (Hist)+AB -Scottish Highers - ABBB -Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB -International Baccalaureate - 33 points -Core requirements - two GCE A levels including normally a grade B in GCE A level History. If Politics is taken at GCE A Level, grade B is required.
  • Academic Title
    BA International History and International Politics
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit 

    -Introduction to Political Analysis 
    -Paths from Antiquity to Modernity 
    -The Making of the Twentieth Century 
    -British Politics 
    -Comparing Modern Polities
    -Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought
    -The Globalisation of World Politics  
     
    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -International Relations Theory 
    -Political Analysis: Approaches and Methods
    -The International History of the State
    -A Fragile Freedom Won: The African American Experience 1865-1955 
    -Cold War America 
    -Colonising America: Europeans and the New World, 1450-1763 
    -Comparing Political Change: From Dictatorship to Democracy 
    -Contemporary International Affairs 
    -Contesting Power: Social and Political Thought in History
    -Decolonisation: Britain's Retreat from Empire 
    -Disease, Medicine and Health Care in Early Modern Europe 
    -Fascism 1918-1945 
    -France 1870-1940: Nation Building from Revolution to Military Collapse 
    -From World War to Cold War: Europe 1945-1968 
    -Frontiers and Failures: Lost Nations of the Eightenth-Century 
    -Gender and Sexuality on Modern Britain, 1850 to the Present 
    -Gender, Culture and Society: Britain 1689 - 1837 
    -Historians and History 
    -Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 
    -Imperialism and Resistance in South Asia, c.1885-1947 
    -Media and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain 
    -Poor Law to Welfare State: Social Change in Britain since 1800 
    -Sacred Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean 
    -Southern Africa in the Wider World, 1850-1919 
    -Spain, 1917-1982 
    -The Carolingians and the Birth of Europe 
    -The European Reformation 
    -The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West 
    -The Global Political Economy 
    -The Origins of the American Civil War, 1848-1861 
    -The Origins of the Second World War: The Failure of Collective Security 1919-1939 
    -The Struggle for England's Soul: Politics, Religion and Cultural Conflict 1560-1640 
    -Tolerance and Dissent in Europe (12th - 16th Centuries) 
    -Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain
     

    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit 

    -Advanced Political Analysis 
    -The Uses of History 

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