History of the Contemporary World (2019/2020)

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 (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with the historical skills to frame and contextualize the cultural phenomena they face in the other courses of their Degree Courses, that is to say the basic knowledge of the events and processes of transformation of political, social, economic and cultural structures from the beginning of the 20th century to today. At the end of the course students will develop the ability to critically analyze historical processes and socio-cultural transformations of the contemporary age and will be able to reason in a diachronic way, 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)