Age of Revolution (Online)
|Type||Online and Distance Learning|
|Dates||Wed 8 Jan to Fri 21 Mar 2014|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
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OverviewRevolution was a powerful dynamic in European politics and society from 1789 to 1848. All over Europe radical citizens and reforming governments changed laws and ruling structures in a way which has created the forms of the modern European state. This course will examine this tremendous era of change.
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DescriptionRevolution, the dramatic change in politics and society caused suddenly by collective action of rulers, or people, was a constant feature of European society from 1789 to 1848. It was both the engine of destruction, and the catalyst for growth and progress throughout the period. This course examines revolutions and revolutionaries, the events and the ideas, the people and their actions. We will examine the philosophy and strategy of the revolutionaries and the romantics and writers of the time. Against the background of the new industrial society, Europe struggled to build the political structures for the continent to advance and prosper in the future. How important for the future of Europe and the world were these events, and how does their legacy affect us all today?
- The French Revolution: The End of the Old Regime
- Europe on the Eve of Revolution 1789
- Declaration of the Rights of Man
- French Revolutionary War
- Execution of Louis XVI
- Terror and Guillotine
- Emperor of France
- Administrative Reform and the Code Napoleon
- European War and Defeat
- Congress of Vienna
- Restoration of Legitimacy
- Police States
- Revolutionary Writers
- Art and Poetry
- New Nationalism
- Underground Revolutionaries
- Independence and Repression
- Harvest Failure and Unemployment
- The New Industrial Economy
- Destitution and Discontent
- A New Dawn
- Springtime of the Peoples
- Liberal Europe
- Military Defeat
- Age of Reaction
- Constitutions and Authoritarianism
- Reform or Revolution
- Democracy and Constitution
- Historical Legacy
Mr Carl Wade
Course aimsThis course aims to examine the topic of revolution in Europe from 1789-1848 and determine the importance of the political developments of the period for the evolution of the modern state. This course will enable participants to:
- Establish the importance of revolution in the history of modern Europe
- Examine the political and social developments of the period and determine the long-term historical legacy of those events.
- To encourage the extensive use of a variety of primary sources to illuminate the developments and debates of the period, and to encourage students to engage in constructive critical argument and debate.
CertificationThis course is accredited and you are expected to take the course for credit. To be awarded credit you must complete written contributions satisfactorily. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. The award will take the form of 10 units of transferable credit at FHEQ level 4 of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). A transcript detailing the credit will be issued to successful students. Assignments are not graded but are marked either pass or fail.
Assessment methodsAssessment for this course is based on two written assignments (approx 1000 words in total). Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
IT requirementsThis course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
Level and demandsFHEQ level 4, 10 weeks, approx 10 hours per week, therefore a total of about 100 study hours.
Recommended readingTo participate in this course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following books:
- Rapport, M., Nineteenth Century Europe , Palgrave, Basingstoke
- Sperber, J., Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850 . Longman, Harlow
Teaching outcomesBy the end of this course students will be expected to:
- Have a good understanding of the main developments in the history of revolution, social and political change from 1789 to 1848, which will enable them to pursue further, more specialist, historical study of modern European history.
- Demonstrate an ability to assess and evaluate a wide variety of arguments and sources with reference to the period, and be able to express their views interacting with other students.
- Become familiar with the structures of academic learning and be confident presenting their argument in written form.
- Programme Fee
- Home/EU Fee: £220.00
- Non-EU Fee: £295.00
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