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 history of Albania addresses to historical events and phenomena ranging from prehistory up to nowadays. This course enables students to recognize the history of Albanian nation from ancient times until nowadays.The academic content of this course focuses on a range of periodsthe Independence, Communist and modern periods.
Objectives At the end of the course students should be able: -To get acquainted with the history of Albanian nation through events and facts examined during this program -To be open minded about different point of views of historical developments of certain periods being discussed on the basis of scientific arguments. -To understand the major historical events -To determine the criteria and characteristics of each period and establish a fairer proportion between political, social aspects, on the one hand, and economic, cultural aspects on the other hand. At the end of the program students should be able: - Identify the decisions taken at various conferences at the expense of our country. -to understand the sacrifices that albanian nation did in order to protect and preserve its lands - To assess the role of Albanian patriots ,analyzing their operations to save their country -Analyze through projects, thematic reviews trying to understand the characteristics of early civilizations in our country.
Course Outline
1The Albanian State 1912-1914 -The declaration of the Independence of Albania and the creation of the National government of Vlora - Attempts for International organisation of Albania 1912-1913 - Situation in Albania after the Conference of London -Activities of International Commissions and 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 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
5The new Albanian State, challenges of and Albanian diaspora in America - 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
6The June Movement and the Government of Fan Noli -Violent overthrow of Ahmet Zogu - The Government of Fan Noli
7The Albanian Republic (1925-1928) -The first challenges of Zogu as a president -Zogu's opponents began to organize
8Midterm Exam
9The Albanian Monarchy - Announcement of Monarchy -Foreign policy of King Zog (1928-1935) -Political movements against the king -Liberal government of Mehdi Frasheri
10Albania during World War II -Albania under Italian invasion -German invasion and the resistance against it
11Triumph of the Communist System (1945-1948) -Albania 1944-1960 - Albania's relations with Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union -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)
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 - The process of ramizist apprehensive reforms - The end of the communist regime and the establishment of political pluralism
15Years of Transition (1991-2001) - Albania in the period after 90 years - Restoration of the state (1997-1998) - Economic developments in years 1991-2001 - Albania's journey towards EU accession
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The main goal of the content of this program is to bring students closer to the history of their nation.
2Technical and practical skills obtained from this course are given through assignements with a high-level language and science (essays, assignments and diploma thesis
3Students professional skills will be developed through the encouragment of critical viewing of facts and events of various historical periods.
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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