School of History, Art History and Philosophy

Fascisms (V1342)

History Thematic Course: Fascisms

Module V1342

Module details for 2012/13.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Fascism, along with liberalism, communism and socialism, is one of the great political ideologies that shaped the 20th century. While Italy and Germany provided the national contexts for the most prominent, far-reaching and malevolent forms of fascism, fascistic movements were established in virtually every European country during the 1920s and '30s. In the decades following the end of the Second World War, and into the present century, moreover, fascism has continued to appeal to significant numbers of Europeans. This module will explore the origins of fascism and trace the spread of fascist movements and ideas across a range of different national communities. It will address fascism both as a political course and as a lived social and cultural reality. Students will thus be encouraged to attempt to make sense of the appeal of fascism, the crimes committed by fascists, and the contradictions inherent in fascist ideology in a thematic and comparative framework.rk.

Module learning outcomes

Evaluate a historical question thematically.

Compare and contrast a situation in different social and historical settings using a variety of source materials.

Successfully produce a 4,000 word essay, which tests the above skills and requires more sustained analysis than in any previous exercise.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 10 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationEnd of Year Assessment40.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111111

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