Module Details

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Code HIST224
Coordinator Dr RC Clark
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15


To explore the rise of right-wing politics in interwar Europe;

To discuss the variety of approaches used by historians in studying the far right;

To compare the variety of ways that fascists mobilized.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An understanding of how fascists mobilised in interwar Europe

(LO2) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

(LO3) An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and an awareness of different historical methodologies.

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression



The lecture programme (eleven 1-hour lectures) discusses various themes within the historiography as well as discussing the history of specific fascist movements in various countries. Movements discussed will include, but are not limited to, Mussolini’s Fascists, German Nazism, the Croix de Feu, the Arrow Cross, the Legion of the Archangel Michael, and the Slovak People’s Party. The seminar programme (five 2-hour seminars) involves a detailed group analysis of key secondary texts, thinking about how historians have analysed fascist movements in terms of demographics, gender, religion, ideology, and transnationalism. Seminars will include student presentations.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
Eleven, 1-hour lectures. The lectures provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates, and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.

Teaching method 2 - seminar.
Five, 2-hour seminars. These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, and hear and discuss assessed presentations by the students.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Presentation. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    15       
Quiz 11 weekly quizzes. Standard UoL penalties will apply.      10       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  2000 words    60       
Source narrative Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a reassessment opportunity  -500 words    15       

Recommended Texts

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