European History And Languages Essay

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|Political And Social Change In Contemporary Europe |
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10 credit unit

|1. Examination (40%) 50 minutes: a series of factual questions (MCQ and short answers. Learning outcomes 1. Week 13-15 |
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The first essay must be handed in week 8 (WED 14 April 2010), the second and third and longer third essay in week 13 (WED 19 May 2010).
Assessment One - Week 8 (WED 14 April 2010): Choose ONE of the following questions!
a) ‘Imperial Germany was the main reason for the outbreak of WWI.’ Discuss.
b) Why were the Bolsheviks successful in taking power in 1917?
c) Explain the rise and spread of Stalinism in the Soviet Union.
d) Was the so called ‘Weimar Republic’ doomed to fail?
e) What were Nazi attitudes towards the working class people and how did the Nazis
attempt to win them over?
g) To what extent is it right to characterise Italian Fascism as significantly different
from German National Socialism?

Assessment Two - Week 13 (WED 19 May): Choose ONE of the following questions!
a) Why did Franco win the Spanish Civil War in 1939?
b) Why did Europe go to war as late as September 1939? Analyse the motives of the
key (west and east) European powers.
c) How do different historians explain the Holocaust?
d) What groups did the Nazis ‘reject’ and what were their reasons?

Assessment Three (20 credits only) Week Thirteen (19 May): Choose ONE of the following questions!
a) Analyse the extent of and motives for (Western) European integration during the period from 1945 to the 1960s.
b) To what extent has the détente policy of the 1960s/1970s changed European politics?
c) To what extent did the two Germany’s contribute to the détente policy in Europe during the 1970s and 1980s?
d) To what extent did the Cold War contribute to the decolonisation process?

Please note that SLAS general marking criteria for essays will beat distributed during seminars at the start of the semester!

Language For Professional Communication 2

Consist of 4 different tasks covering all 4 language skills.
These include:
1. Week 5: In-class short reading comprehension test covering themes 1 and 2,
evaluating student understanding of terminology used in authentic official
documents such as insurance claims, rental contracts or banking documents. (15%)
2. Week 10: 6-minute individual oral progress report in the TL on research to date
related to the NGO, company or International organization selected by the students.
This 35% (including questions) on the background, structure, products and services,
job opportunities or any other relevant aspect of the company, international
organisation or NGO researched by the student. (35%)
3. Week 12: submission of a 1,200-word group-produced written report in the TL on
the background, structure, products and services of a company, international
organisation or NGO operating in the target country using Microsoft Publisher and
250-300-word individual reflective report in English. (35%)
4. Week 12: end of semester short quiz on content and vocabulary covered in the
Banking and Public Administration, Education, and NGOs, International
Organisations and Companies blocs. (15%)...

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