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Twentieth-Century Europe - MHIX321

Europe, so long a powerhouse in world history, changed fundamentally in the twentieth century. In Twentieth Century Europe you will explore key issues in European social, cultural, political, economic and military development. You will examine consumerism, the Cold War, migration, integration and decolonisation in the post-war era. Was it an age of catastrophe, an increasingly barbaric age or an age when modernity went wrong? You will explore the violence of two world wars, the Russian and Spanish civil wars, political polarisation and instability, ideological conflict, the Great Depression and the horrors of the Holocaust. The post-war themes suggest there is more to the European twentieth century than a straightforward story of ideological struggle. Upon completion, you will have gained an understanding of twentieth century European history from a political, military, social and cultural perspective.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Hsu-Ming Teo
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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