CZS59 Modern History of Central Europe

Pan-university studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jana Musilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Violeta Osouchová
Contact Person: Mgr. Mai Hoa Nguyenová
Supplier department: Pan-university studies
Timetable
Thu 19. 9. to Thu 12. 12. Thu 17:00–19:00 KOM 206, except Thu 14. 11. ; and Thu 14. 11. 17:00–19:00 KOM 300
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 9/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Course objectives
Course Modern History of Central Europe is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester introductory to european history of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany (Wiemar Republic, Nazi Germany, German Democratic Republic), Hungary and Poland in 20th century. In the course Modern History of Central Europe students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in 20th century from approximately 1918 to 1990. The course also provides major themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and Non – European countries in 20th century.
Learning outcomes
Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing historical evidence; contextualization; comparison; causation; change and continuity over time; and argument development, work with sources.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction to the course. Definition of “Central Europe“. World War I and Central Europe.
  • 2. Washington Conference 1921- 1922. Czechoslovakia 1918 – 1938.
  • 3. Poland 1918 – 1939.
  • 4. Hungary 1918 – 1946. Republic of German-Austria 1918 - 1919. Austria 1919 – 1938. Wiemar Republic 1918 – 1933.
  • 5. Midterm test.
  • 6. World War II. Czechoslovakia 1939 – 1945. Slovak Republic 1939 – 1945. Nazi Germany. Poland 1939 – 1945. Conferences of Big Three. Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers 1945.
  • 7. Central Europe after WW II and Cold War.
  • 8. Czechoslovakia 1945 – 1948. GDR 1949 – 1955. Austria 1945 – 1955.
  • 9. Poland 1944 – 1956. Hungary 1945 – 1956.
  • 10. Poland: 1956 – 1990.
  • 11. Hungary: 1956 – 1990. GDR 1953 – 1990, “Ich bin ein Berliner“.
  • 12. Czechoslovakia 1948 – 1989.
  • 13. Excursion.
  • 14. Final test.
  • A midterm test and a final test will be announced in the course of the semester.
Assessment methods
To pass the course successfully, students have to pass two tests during the semester, to pass means: from each test is necessary to receive at least 50 % points out of total score.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
http://cic.muni.cz/cs/left-incoming-mobility/incoming-student/incoming-student-exchange/incoming-student-exchange-cesp
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2020.
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