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Twentieth Century Europe

Undergraduate | MAQ-MHIX2020 | 2024

Previously MAQ-MHIX220

Trace the obsession with race and empire across Europe. Register the impact of fascism and communism. Learn about the wars that wracked the first half of the century.

Watch as the continent embarks down a road of political, cultural and social change.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Twentieth Century Europe

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual and historiographical approaches to interpreting twentieth-century European history.
    2. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
    3. Contribute to contemporary debates about Europe and the world with an informed and critical understanding of the relationship between past and present.
    4. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
    5. Undertake an original research project with an evidence-based argument that adheres to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
    6. Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-MHIX220 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) MHIS321, HIST244, HIST270, HIST333, HIST370, MHIS220, MHIX220
Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or MHIX units)
NCCW (2020 and onwards) MHIS2020 Twentieth-Century Europe

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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