Course Title : History of Albania
Code Course
Credits ECTS
HST 101-1 B 1 3 0 0 3.00 4
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The program aims to provide students with a particular knowledge of our national history, to present moments and important events in our history from ancient times to the present. The program helps students to analyze and have a right vision on various historical problems.
Course Outline
1The Creation and Activity of Albanian State 1912-1914- Assembly of Vlora and Albania's declaration of independence- The status of albanian state- The borderlines of albanian state - Attempts for internal organisation of Albania (December 1912 – August 1913)- Situation in Albania after the Conference of London- Activities of International Commissions- The collapse of the Government of Vlora
2Albania under the direction of Prince Wied- Prince Wied accepts the crown of Albania- Administration of South Albania - The revolt against Prince Wied
3Albanian State and the First World War- Albanian territories, war arena- The secret Tractate of London- The area of the Austro-Hungarian invasion- The area of Italian invasion- The area of French invasion- The end of the war and The Congress of Durres
4Albania and the Paris Peace Conference- Albania in the framework of the Adriatic concern- The Congress of Lushnja- The War of Vlora
5Albanian diaspora in America and challenges of the new Albanian State (1912-1918)- Albania in 1920-1924- Acceptance of Albania in the League of Nations- The challenges of albanian state (april 1921-december 1921)- Zogu at the top of the government
6- The June Movement and the Government of Fan Noli- Violent overthrow of Ahmet Zogu- The Government of Fan Noli
7The Albanian Presidency (1925-1928)- The first challenges of Zogu as a president- Zogu's opponents began to organize
8Midterm Exam
9Albanian Kingdom- Announcement of King Ahmet Zogu- The economy and social situation in the monarchy years- Foreign policy of King Zog (1928-1935)- Political movements against the king- Liberal government of Mehdi Frasheri
10Albania during World War II- Preparation of the Italian invasion of Albania- Albania under Italian invasion- Armed anti-fascist Resistance- German invasion and the resistance against it
11Triumph of the Communist System (1945-1948)- Political War in 1945-1947- Albania's relations with Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union- Efforts to international recognition- Marxist orientation of the economy
12Installation of Stalinism (1949-1961)- The triumph of hardliners in the PPSH party- Foreign policy orientation towards the Soviet Union (1949-1956)- The crisis in Soviet-Albanian relations (1956-1961)- Economic and social situation (1949-1961)
13Chinese orientation of Albania (1961-1978)- Chinese Cultural Revolution comes in Albania- Construction and Collapse of Relations with China- Chinese support of the Albanian economy (1961-1978)
14The period of complete isolation of Albania (1978 - 1991)- Last years of the government of Enver Hoxha- Ramiz Alia, between heritage and the need for change (1985-1991)- The process of ramizist apprehensive reforms- The end of the communist regime and the establishment of political pluralism
15Years of Transition (1991-2001)- Last resistance of communists (prill 1991 – mars 1992)- Democratic Governance (1992-1996)- From crisis to anarchy (qershor 1996 – qershor 1997)- Restoration of the state (1997-1998)- Economic developments in years 1991-2001- The challenges of transition
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will acquire basic knowledge andbe able to discuss political developments, international relations, economics, education, art and culture in Albania for the years 1912-2000.
2Students will be able to analyze and understand more easily the historic structure and genesis of contemporary problems of the political system, economy, or other social phenomena of our country.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 100
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11414
Other 000
Total Work Load 100
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4

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