Courses & Units

Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945 HTA211

Hobart, Launceston


A student who has previously undertaken HTA211Europe at War 1914-1945 or HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945 cannot undertake the new unit HTA211/311 Europe under the Dictators 1914-1945.


From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly battled for its survival against the new challenges of fascism and communism. The unit has a strong focus on the nature of the interwar dictatorships that arose in Russia and Germany, which were to become the epicentre of this age of barbarism. Topics include the legacy of the Great War, Lenin and the Russian Revolution, fascism and Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, collaboration and resistance, and the Holocaust


Unit name Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945
Unit code HTA211
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Teaching staff

Dr Gavin Daly and Dr Anthony Page

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 090305

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: Hobart - 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures, plus fortnightly tutorials

On Campus: Launceston  - lectures via MyLO mymedia plus fortnightly videolink tutorials

Off Campus:   lectures via MyLO mymedia plus online discussions


2,500 word essay (40%), 500 word essay (10%), quizzes (10%), tutorial participation (10%), Take home exam (30%).

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