History of the Contemporary World (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002901
Name of lecturer
Federica Bertagna
Coordinator
Federica Bertagna
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course, in relation to the general aims of the Degree Course in Foreign Languages and Literatures, is to provide students with the essential skills to decode and contextualize the phenomena of the current global world, ie the basic knowledge of events and processes of transformation of political, social, eco-nomic and cultural structures from the beginning of the twentieth century to to-day.
At the end of the course students will de-velop the ability to critically analyze long-term socio-cultural changes and will be able to reason in a diachronic key, placing events in their different temporalities.

Syllabus

Requirements in advance: Good knowledge of Italian language (reading). Elementary knowledge of Early Modern European History

Course description:
The course deals with the period between the Great War and the present day and analyzes national and international processes of formation of the contemporary world

Teaching method: Lessons; seminars

Books (attending and not attending students):
1) T. Detti e G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. VOL. II, IL NOVECENTO, Pearson, 2017

2) One of the following books:
- C. Clark, I sonnambuli. Come l’Europa arrivò alla Grande Guerra, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2013
-M. Del Pero, Libertà e impero: gli Stati Uniti e il mondo, 1776-2006, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2008
- B. Droz, Storia della decolonizzazione nel XX secolo, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2007
- D. Pompeiano, L’America Latina contemporanea, Carocci, Roma 2006
- F. Romero, Storia della guerra fredda: l’ultimo conflitto per l’Europa, Einaudi, Torino 2009

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
T. DETTI, G. GOZZINI STORIA CONTEMPORANEA. VOL. II IL NOVECENTO (Edizione 1) Pearson 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test (short essay questions)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018