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070271 UE Guided Reading Austrian History 2 (2021W)

From "Transleithania" to "Lajtán innen" - The other half of the Habsburger Monarchy

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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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. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

As far as the COVID-situation allows, the course is planned to be held in presence. Students can choose hybrid format of participation if necessary.

Thursday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This Guided Reading course shall be focused on the history of the Eastern part of the Habsburg Monarchy, offering an overview of the cultural, social and political history of Hungary c. 1815-1918 through the prism of its embedment into the history of the Habsburg Monarchy. Students will critically engage with contemporary sources and scholarly literature, gain a thorough understanding of this other half of the Monarchy, while deepening their understanding of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Habsburg history.
The relevant scholarly literature and/or written sources is arranged both thematically and chronologically, and follows the central question: how general issues and debates in the Habsburg Monarchy echoed at the Hungarian level?
After completing the course, the students will be familiarized with key topics ranging from modernization and integration to the empire, the 1848/49 revolution and -independence, the 1867 Compromise and dual state construct, development of state infrastructures and civil society, the formation of national, confessional and political identities, economic and demographic developments, bourgeoisification, mentalities and ways of living, and finally World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance and reading of the obligatory texts uploaded weekly on the Moodle platform.
Final grade results from active participation in the class discussion, as well as the completion of written and oral assignments. To prepare the discussion, students will be asked to write regular summaries (Leseprotokollen), additionally to two short essays (Kurzessay), and will be trusted with the oral presentation/moderation of at least one session (details will be given during the first session). Summaries and essays can be written in either English, German or French, the oral presentation will, however, be held only in English.
Summaries should briefly comment the text while highlighting the principal arguments, and propose a question to the general discussion. Essays (1-2 pages max.) will propose an analysis of the text and can refer to the general literature. Important here is the critical reflexion, as well as the traceability of the arguments and the ability to draw parallels with other texts. It is not about knowing everything, rather to be able to contextualize and criticise and reflect upon a text.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• Reading of the obligatory texts uploaded weekly on the Moodle platform and active participation to the class discussion (20%)
• Completion of the assigned homework (60%)
• Oral presentation of a session (20%)

Please note: in case of insufficient participation in class discussion some extra written work may be required.

Examination topics

Secondary literature and historical sources on the place and role of Hungary in the Habsburg monarchy (distributed via Moodle platform).

Reading list

The texts for the preparation for each teaching unit shall be distributed via Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Österr. Geschichte 2 (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Österreichische Geschichte 2 (4 ECTS)

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