Course Code: I.2202 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History • Field of study: History
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sorin Arhire
Seminar tutor: Sorin Arhire
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 70
Number of teaching hours per week: 5
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

The discovery and use of bibliographic and archival resources specific of specialization;
Learning to study twentieth century history from a critical perspective;
Creating a coherent historiographical discourse with educational or scientific purpose.

Course Entry Requirements:

History of Modern Romania

Course contents:

1. Introductory lecture 2. Romanians in the first two decades of the twentieth century. 3. Political regime in Romania (1918-1938). 4. Political parties in Romania during 1918-1938. 5. Government activity in interwar Romania I. 6. Government activity in interwar Romania II. 7. Economy and Society in Romania (1918-1941). 8. Romanian culture and the trends of ideas after 1918. 9. Romanian totalitarism: Carlist regime (1938-1940). 10. Romanian totalitarism II: National Legionary State and Antonescu’s dictatorship. 11. International relations of Romania during 1918-1941. 12. Romania in World War II. 13. Romania under the communist regime. 14. Final lecture.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, discussions.

Learning outcomes:

retrieval of written sources on the historical past; establishing historical facts on the basis of historical sources and outside of these; concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of an epoch and/or of a medium complexity historical subject.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam – 50%; Research paper – 25%; Seminar activities – 25%.

Recommended reading:

Bulei, Ion,, A Short History of Romania, Meronia, Bucharest, 2007, 134.
Hitchins, Keith, Rumania 1866-1947, Oford University Press, New York, 1994, 579.
Treptow, Kurt W., A History of Romania, Center for Romanian Studies, Jassy, 1996,