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Syllabus Social and Cultural History in the Heart of Europe - 54823

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Last update 09-03-2020
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof Kurt Scharr

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours:

Teaching Staff:

Course/Module description:
Excursion / Agenda (preparatory course)

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
recognize different Alpine landscapes, their physical genesis as well as the human impact; history of settlements on high Alpine areas; history of state borders;

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:

Course/Module Content:
1.Introduction: Presentation & Discussion of excursion-route/agenda
2. Länderkunde: a story of landscape and national ideas
3. Mountains? The (Eastern) Alps as a scientific agenda
Alps as a cultural landscape
Genesis of Alpine cultural landscape
Elements of Alpine cultural landscape
Energy input and spatial changes
A national loaded landscape?
Summary: A history of Alps in selected historical paintings
4. The Ötztal: history & structure an insight
5. A history of tourism in Tyrol in pictures and short films
6. Innsbruck at the crossroads: a history of an Alpine city

7. Extra (facultative): (one) Movie-session & discussion
The White Thrill 1931 / Das Erbe der Bergler 2007 / La Wally 2014
Tentative excursion plan available upon request.

Required Reading:
Martin F. Price (2015): Mountains. A very short introduction, Oxford.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 100 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Percent of Final Grade:
Reports A written report on one of the excursions topics (to be submitted by 31.5.2020): 100%
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