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070287 SE Seminar (PM4) (2017S)

SE, Tom(my) and Jerry. Life and Death on the Western Front, 1914-1918

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

Please note that an official University excursion to the WW1 battlefields of Northern France and Belgium takes place under Doz. McLoughlin's supervision between 24 and 28 September 2017. It should be noted that participation in teh excursion is of course voluntary and, if recommended, is NOT obligatory for taking part in the Seminar 070247.

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. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 14.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 21.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 28.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 04.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 25.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 02.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 09.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 16.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 23.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 30.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 13.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 20.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

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

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

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. Two unexcused absences can lead to expulsion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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.

Examination topics

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: Seminar im PM4 (6 ECTS)
MA Globalgeschichte: Seminar Vertiefung 1 (6 ECTS)
Diplom UF GSP: Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Politikgeschichte (6 ECTS)

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