*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
This module aims to:
- introduce students to the major historiographical controversies surrounding the origins of World War Two;
- examine at the national and international levels the breakdown of international peace in the 1930s; and
- provide students with an understanding of historical context, interpretation and the use of evidence, including primary sources.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
- Identify and explain the historiographical debates on the origins of World War Two;
- Analyse the competing explanations for the origins of the Second World War within the context of the historiography; and
- To comment on the context, content and significance of select primary sources.
Professor Joseph Maiolo*
Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a Full Year 40-credit module, this will equate to 40 hours of teaching time (2 hours per week) with 360 hours of self study.
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