|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||18 x 50 minute sessions|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 x 50 minute seminars|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Individual 10-minute 'feedback tutorial' per written assignment submitted|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2,500 word essay||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours (1 x 2 hour exam)||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 x 2,500 word supplementary (resit) essay||30%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours 1 x 2 hour supplementary (resit) examination||70%|
In addition, the module takes a view 'from below' and considers the experience of unemployment and poverty through a study of the voices of the unemployed and the poor. It considers the various social and political responses to the Depression, including fascism, communism, migration and emigration, but also the impact of the Depression on such things as social relations, the labour movement, the arts, and so on. Historians continue to be divided over these various phenomena and we will consider the historiographical divisions and differences that have characterised work on the interwar period in the two countries. In addition, we will utilise a range of primary sources, including books, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, posters, cartoons, documentary films, speeches and popular music, to study this important period in modern history.
2. Economic depression and unemployment in Britain.
3. The Wall Street Crash.
4. Unemployment in America.
5. Documentary film on the Dust Bowl: 'The Plow That Broke the Plains'.
6. Government Responses to Unemployment.
7. The Relief of Poverty.
8. The 'New Deal' in America.
9. The 'Second New Deal'.
10. Migration and Emigration.
12. Left-wing Politics.
14. Mainstream Politics in the Depression.
15. The Labour Movement.
16. Gender Relations
17. The Arts during the Depression.
18. War and Recovery.
1: The exoerience of unemployment
2: Official repsonses to unemployment and poverty
3: Critics of the governments
4: Protest or apathy?
5: Social relations during the depression
This module is at CQFW Level 4