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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Nationalism in Modern Europe Theory & Practic
Module Code HY333
School 68
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Beatrice Scutaru
Semester 2: Beatrice Scutaru
Autumn: Beatrice Scutaru
Module TeachersBeatrice Scutaru
Grania Shanahan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module explores various aspects of what it meant to live in Communist Eastern Europe from the establishment of the Soviet Union until the disintegration of the Soviet bloc. The topics to be discussed include leisure, popular culture, sexuality, family and gender relations, consumption. Special attention will be given to the experiences of the young generation under communism, such as youth culture, counterculture and deviance.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify main approaches and concepts in nationalism studies and relate theories of nationalism to the discussion of specific historical cases.
2. Evaluate critically contested interpretations of historical cases of nationalism and its manifestations.
3. Identify and locate primary source material in relevant digital depositories and offline collections
4. Engage critically with primary and secondary sources
5. Identify research questions and perform independent historical research. Demonstrate an ability to research and write an undergraduate research thesis
6. Communicate their ideas clearly and convincingly in written and oral form

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture44One Lecture and One Seminar per week
Independent Study206Assigned readings, independent research, and preparation of written assignments and presentation
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Week 1-2
Introduction: Main concepts and theories in nationalism studies

Week 3-8
Thematic aspects in the study of nationalism and case studies on nationalism in modern Europe

Week 9
Presentations of research projects. Thesis work in-progress

Week 10-12
Project work and individual consultations on dissertation projects

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentAnnotated bibliography of secondary sources on the chosen research theme10%Week 4
AssignmentResearch proposal (ca. 700-1000 words) to include general theme description, research question(s) and overview of sources20%Week 8
Research PaperResearch paper of 5,000 words on an individually identified topic based on independent primary research60%As required
ParticipationParticipation in class discussions, a peer-review exercise, and a learning reflection activity.10%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    60943, 0, Relevant articles, book chapters, and primary source documents as well as a comprehensive reading list will be made available on the module's Loop site.,
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