EURO448-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Issues in Modern European History

This occurrence is not offered in 2021

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course focuses on some of the most important and controversial debates in the historiography of modern Europe. Students will be encouraged to explore these debates in detail, to consider the historiographical context within which these debates have taken place, and to arrive at their own views based on their extensive research in primary and secondary sources.

Students will explore two key themes:  the origins of wars, and the history of genocides.  During the course we will look in detail at:  (1) the origins of the First World War;  (2) the origins of the Second World War;  (3) The Holocaust;  (4) The Armenian genocide.  Students will then finish the course with a group task considering how far and how appropriately different historical events with a similar theme (i.e. the origins of wars; genocides) can be compared.


Subject to approval of the NCRE Director.


HIST449, DIPL428

Equivalent Courses

HIST449, DIPL428

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

David Monger


Heather Wolffram

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see National Centre for Research on Europe .

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  • EURO448-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021 - Not Offered