University of Sussex Business School

Short Twentieth Century and Beyond (L2005)

The Short Twentieth Century and Beyond

Module L2005

Module details for 2019/20.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

Few periods in history have been more tumultuous than the 20th century, racked almost from start to finish by wars, revolutions and global ideological conflicts. In the same period, however, the international system also developed new mechanisms of stability and international organisation - the League of Nations and the United Nations, the 'Bretton Woods' institutions and, increasingly, European integration. This course reviews some major international events and processes of 'the short 20th century' (1914-1989), focusing on this theme of order and disorder in international history.

Module learning outcomes

Develop a knowledge of and the ability to interpret the themes and problems associated with the study of international history

Develop lines of argument that demonstrate sound judgement and appreciation of the central controversies facing historians as they have attempted to interpret historical events.

Evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to the study of the international order from 1914 to 1989.

Essay (1500 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 2 Wed 16:0070.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 9 100.00%

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


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

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Mx Emilia Moscardini-Powers

Assess convenor

Dr Earl Gammon

Assess convenor

Dr Kamran Matin


Dr Faiz Sheikh


Miss Priyanka Patel

Assess convenor

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