Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
Cultures and the wave of experiments in communal living and workplace management will be considered. In short, the events of two central decades in the late twentieth century will be presented in a non-traditional fashion, emphasizing the non-conformist contributions which have helped shape European cultures and European democracy in the second half of the twentieth century. There will be a mixture of lectures and open class discussions which will characterise all twelve weeks of this course. Required reading : Geoff Eley, Forging Democracy : The History of the Left in Europe, 18502000 (Oxford, 2002), p. 329-336.
- Research Paper (50 % of the ﬁnal grade) :You will be expected to writer a research paper of approximately 2,000 words on a speciﬁc topic connected with the mains themes of the syllabus. Topics will be decided on seminar 2. Your paper will require a ﬁrm structure based on the formulation of a problématique, and should present references from the most recent historiography, and not only from textbooks. Examples and case-studies will be highly valued, as much as the quality of spelling and expression. The deadline for the electronic submission of the research paper is Tuesday 1 November at midnight. Any delayed submission will imply a loss of 1 point/day on the ﬁnal mark. Font : Times New Roman 12 ; line space 1,5 ; margins 2 cm ; page numbers on right top ; First and Surname in header + name of the course. Title of the Essay at the top of the ﬁrst page, and remaining space left blank for comments ; titles in bold letters, subtitles in italics (see template). Personal participation to the class (25 % of the ﬁnal grade)Students will have to take an active share to the discussion session in each seminar. At the beginning, any of you can be asked to sum up brieﬂy the mandatory reading, its argument and main points. In the following discussion, you are strongly invited to intervene and contribute to the debates. Course Description : A European crisis ? Again ? ! The vote of the British people in favour of the Brexit on June 23, 2016 had resumed the hackneyed litany on the crisis of a supposedly declining European Union. Now that a member state of the EU is, for the ﬁrst time in its history, on its way to leave the EU, some commentators fear that the Union as a whole will not recover from such a deadly blow. Few historians share this pessimist view : the objective of this cours seminaire is to provide a fresh and dynamic examination of the past 70 years of the European Uniﬁcation, and to consider it a sui generic historical process, where predictions are vain, and where the facts often defy any unifying theory. In parallel with the course dedicated to the Institutions of the European Union, the cours séminaire will provide a narrative on the Europeans who contributed to build Europe, enlivening the tra143
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Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 26 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thomas RAINEAU (Professeur agrégé d'Histoire). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : - Book/article review (25 % of the ﬁnal grade) : Consists in a short review (1,000 words) of a book or a long article to chosen from a list attached to the syllabus. Further details on the methodological expectations and requirements will be given during the ﬁrst class. - Oral presentation (25 % of the ﬁnal grade) : The presentation shall last 15 minutes (students are invited to rehearse it at least once in order to meet this time requirement). The presentations should not limit to enumerate facts, but try to understand the questions and issues evoked by their topic. The wording of the topic is to be closely studied in order to avoid misinterpreting it. The demonstration should demonstrate your ability to use a short bibliography, as well as some sources. You are expected to use supporting materials such as maps, diagrams, charts, pictures (or even very short videos if relevant). A hand-out summing up 1) your detailed plan and 2) the bibl