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070084 SE Seminar (2013S)

Tom(my) and Jerry: Life and Death on the Wester Front, 1914-1918

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 33 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 12.03. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 19.03. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 09.04. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 16.04. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 23.04. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 30.04. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 07.05. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 14.05. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 28.05. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Friday 31.05. 13:15 - 14:45 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 04.06. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 11.06. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 18.06. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 25.06. 17:00 - 18:30 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar deals with the participation of Great Britain (and its empire) in the first of the two great wars of the twentieth century. England or Britain always had an interest in ensuring that no one power would gain supremacy on the Continent and intervened militarily on several occasions to contain the expansionism of absolute states like France or Spain, and later Germany. The crucial strategic starting position for Britain was that no hostile power should control the Low Countries (Holland and Belgium), more specifically their coastal regions. With a continental enemy controlling the coastline of northern France or Belgium, Britain was threatened directly: by a direct invasion or by the dangers to British shipping in the Channel and Britains trade routes, the basis for her wealth. Britain's entry into the First World War had its roots in the breach of Belgian neutrality by the invading German army. The war was won and lost on the Western Front in northern France and Belgium, and the "side-shows" operations against the enemy in the Middle East, were of secondary importance. The seminar will examine British/German military strategy, major offensives, the lives of the soldiers, new military technology, the political and social situation at home, military justice and remembrance cultures

Assessment and permitted materials

Students have to consult the lecturer in connection with their presentation and /or written paper. Students not able to attend must contact the lecturer by e-mail, preferably in advance. Marks will be assessed as follows:
Attendance 10%, participation in discussion 10%, oral presentation 20%, written essay 60%.Its length is 15 pages BA Arbeit 1 and Ersamus students, 25 pages BA Arbeit 2.The essays have to be footnoted and paginated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aim of the teaching unit is to give students in Austria an appreciation of the catastrophic first war of the Twentieth Century, arguably the first “total” war in Europe, the consequences of mass, technological killing on perpetrators and victims, and how participants saw the war in retrospect.

Examination topics

Following 3-4 explanatory talks by the lecturer the students, having chosen a theme, will offer their findings in an oral presentation. Following discussions on, and criticisms of their contributions, students have to hand up their findings as a written essay .

Reading list

www.univie.ac.at/igl.geschichte/mcloughlin

Association in the course directory

BA 2012: BA Modul 2; Seminar (9 ECTS) | BA 2011: BA Modul 2; Seminar (10 ECTS) | BA 2008: BA Modul 2; Seminar (10 ECTS) | LA: Vertiefung; Seminar I oder II - hist.kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung (6 ECTS); MA Zeitgeschichte: Disziplinäre Kontexte (5 ECTS); MA Globalgeschichte: Vertiefung 2 (6 ECTS)

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